The Russian political party Civic Initiative officially nominated TV host Ksenia Sobchak as a candidate for the presidential elections of 2018. This is reported by Novaya Gazeta.
96 people voted for Ksenia, 7 opposed and three abstained.
"Today шs one of the most important days in my life. It was a difficult decision. For some time I believed that Alexei Navalny would be allowed to participate in the elections, and Putin would not take part, but then it became clear that dreams would remain dreams. I wanted to watch more, I understood that we must not only participate in the presidential race, but in the political life of our country, "Sobchak said, speaking at the opening congress before the delegates.
As you know, presidential elections in Russia will be held on March 18 - the day of the fourth anniversary of the illegal annexation of Crimea. In addition to Sobchak, the incumbent President Vladimir Putin, LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky, oppositionist Aleksei Navalny and several other politicians intend to take part in elections.