Ksenia Sobchak [daughter of the late former St. Petersburg mayor and Vladimir Putin’s former boss and political mentor Anatoly Sobchak, who played an active role in the failed 2011-12 attempted color revolution in Moscow – editor’s note] hopes to gather all those unhappy with Vladimir Putin through the 2018 presidential election, The Guardian reports on October 20.
Ksenia Sobchak said in an interview that she had no political program for the upcoming election, and she would never have.
Sobchak estimated her chances to be elected as moderate; she said that her role in the election was to be the lightning rod for all those discontented with the sitting President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin.
On October 18, television host Ksenia Sobchak announced her intent to run for president in the upcoming election. “I believe that my participation in the presidential elections can really become a major step towards the transformations that our country needs so much,” Sobchak said.
The political program a candidate proposes as his/her electoral platform is traditionally a declaration of the political, social, economic, and other goals the candidate promises to implement after winning the election.
In addition to these goals, the program often outlines the ways to implement the goals and guarantees for the voters.
Failing to announce any political, economic, and social goals, Ksenia Sobchak has thus abandoned any constructiveness, choosing the path of destruction. The only thing the new candidate guarantees to her voters is the struggle against their common enemy, the sitting President Vladimir Putin.
The lack of any constructive program is a clear indication that, in the unlikely event of winning the election, the candidate either has no intent to govern the state at all, which will plunge the state into the chaos of civil disturbances, or she plans to govern according to instructions from certain unnamed “friends”, almost surely from abroad.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency