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Irina Khakamada might withdraw from the race for the Russian President
Russia's only female presidential candidate, Irina Khakamada, said Tuesday she might withdraw from the race due to the election's "lawlessness and falsehood," the Interfax news agency reported. "The presidential election campaign in Russia is increasingly developing features of lawlessness and falsehood. In this situation, the competition of ideas and alternatives is becoming impossible. If it does not change in any way, I do not rule out the possibility of withdrawing from the elections," she said in a statement. Khakamada cited seven examples including the refusal of the Central Elections Commission to grant her and Communist Party candidate Nikolay Kharitonov the same amount of TV time as was given on February 12 to President Vladimir Putin when he met with his supporters. Khakamada, 48, former leader of the Union of Right Forces, is standing as an independent candidate with the support of the right wing of her former party which failed to win any seats in the State Duma (lower house of parliament) in the Dec. 7 parliamentary poll. Seven Russian politicians will compete in the country's March 14 presidential election which incumbent president Vladimir Putin is expected to win by a landslide. Putin is forecast to win nearly 80 percent of the vote according to an opinion poll conducted by the Romir polling agency. Khakamada is expected to win only two percent of the vote and to take third place behind Putin and Sergei Glazyev, co-chairman of the nationalist Rodina (Motherland) Party, with three percent. Glazyev's campaign staff said earlier Tuesday their candidate might also refuse to take part in the race, according to the Interfax news agency.
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