Sobyanin will not participate in election debates

Sergei Sobyanin

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MOSCOW, August 9. /TASS/. The independent candidate for mayor of the capital Sergey Sobyanin decided not to participate in election debates. The time the candidate is ready to donate to his opponents, said on Thursday reporters the head of his campaign headquarters Konstantin Remchukov.

“My analysis of the members of staff showed that the current practices and the nature of employment Sobyanin – daily for 5-6 meetings with labor groups and his very active presence in the information field, we decided not to take part in the debate, because there stands on four channels of 37.5 minutes, at all, that is every 7.5 minutes, then Sobyanin, it would be 30 minutes on these channels. We have these 30 minutes decided to give candidates for mayor because they are less known to the Muscovites, and quite possibly, getting those 30 minutes, they will be able to better tell you about myself, about my alternative views on how to develop the city,” he said.