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Gorbachev Candidacy Gets Cold Shoulder

SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 1996

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev declared Friday that he will run for the Russian presidency, insisting he could win as the leader of a democratic coalition despite polls indicating he is deeply unpopular.

Having toyed publicly with the idea of a comeback since at least mid-1993, Gorbachev’s announcement Friday was no surprise.

Perhaps mindful of Gorbachev’s popularity ratings of less than 1 percent in the polls, Izvestia, the capital’s leading newspaper, ignored the announcement altogether. Friday’s evening news broadcasts gave it short shrift.


 
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