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Press release, 19.02.2000


Grigory Yavlinsky is registered as presidential candidate

On Saturday, February 19, 2000, the Central Electoral Commission of the RF registered Grigory Yavlinsky, leader of the Yabloko party, as presidential candidate.

“My goal is to win the elections, rather than simply participate”, said Grigory Yavlinsky to journalists after the registration.

“We have to make a major choice - choosing the future for our children, rather than a specific individual with his strengths and weaknesses,” added Yavlinsky.

According to Yabloko’s leader, developments in the country after the presidential elections, depending on the choice of the electorate, may be different: “so-so, worse or definitely better”, said Grigory Yavlinsky.

In 1996 Yabloko’s leader took part in presidential elections, gaining the support of only about 7.5% of the electorate in the first round.

The elections of the President of the Russian Federation will take place on March 26, 2000.