The TV presenter calls herself a “candidate against all” and says that she is not connected with any party or state system.
Ksenia Sobchak announced her participation in the 2018 presidential elections in Russia. She invited everyone to join the team on her official website.
In her statement, Sobchak said that it is necessary to try to change something in Russia and bring your voice. “Otherwise, Navalny and other independent politicians will be in prison, otherwise nothing will change,” said the TV presenter.
Many propose to boycott this election. You can not go anywhere at all: why go, if those candidates who are there are tired, but the real ones are not allowed anyway.
If you do not go, then how to understand that you do not care? How to make your voice heard?
Sobchak added that the column “against all” was removed from the ballot, and she intends to return it by her participation in the elections.
Together we are very strong. Whatever they promise, what they would not have advocated, we oppose. Against them. Against everyone.
An open letter to Sobchak was also published by Vedomosti, which previously wrote about its nomination by sources. In it, the TV presenter emphasized the need to “discuss elections and come to a vote”, as well as to raise public discussions on this topic.
Truly free elections are not only fair voting, it is free and equal access to participation and campaigning, it is an exact count and the results accepted by the society.
The March elections will not be like that either. No longer have become. But should we ignore them, boycott them? No.
Sobchak told separately that she was “outside the rigid ideological framework” and “not even for“ Our Crimea ”or against.” The TV presenter noted that Navalny offered the authorities “peaceful care,” but they did not believe him. She believes she can talk to the government.
I can talk with everyone – and because I personally know most of the Russian establishment, and because I am a journalist whose profession is to talk with everyone.
The press secretary of Vladimir Putin responded to the nomination of Sobchak . According to Dmitry Peskov, the TV presenter of the Constitution has the right to participate in the 2018 elections.
In recent years, she gained experience in various fields. She is quite educated. I think if she has any views on politics, she will have to gain experience from scratch.
In early September, several media outlets immediately reported on Sobchak’s participation in the 2018 elections, citing sources in the presidential administration. The interlocutors of the publications said that the TV presenter would play the same role as Mikhail Prokhorov in the 2012 elections.
Sobchak at first denied participation in the elections, and then said that she was interested in “participating in everything”. Alexey Navalny, who is about to nominate a presidential candidate, argued several times with the TV host and told her not to go “to the side of the crooks.”