Navalny laughs off Sobchak’s chances in presidential run


January 9, 2018 – FRN – 

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Politnavigator – translated by Inessa Sinchougova 

Russian oppositionist Aleksei Navalny laughed on the air of  radio Echo Moscow, when he heard the sociological forecast of the Levada Center that Ksenia Sobchak could win 7% of the vote in the presidential election.

“That’s funny. Listen, 7% was received by Prokhorov in 2012, when there was enthusiasm, and people went to the polls. Then it became obvious how we were deceived with this Prokhorov, that it was all nonsense. All candidates, with the exception of Zhirinovsky and Grudinin, do not have a chance to get more than 5%, ” Navalny said.

He predicts that Vladimir Putin will score 73-76% in the upcoming elections, Pavel Grudinin – 10-12%, Vladimir Zhirinovsky – 10-13%. The liberal candidates Sobchak and Yavlinsky, Navalny gives no more than 1-2.5%.

Navalny himself polled at 2%, but he is not eligible to run due to a prior criminal conviction. 

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