Zhirinovsky or it will get worse?
Vladimir Zhirinovsky,a candidate for Russian presidency has determined the key slogan of his campaign.
“Zhirinovsky or it’ll get worse” – this is the slogan he will be using during the presidential elections scheduled for March 4. Zhirinovsky announced that on Monday at a press conference at the central office of Interfax news agency.
Earlier in December at the congress of the LDPR party that nominated him as presidential candidate, Zhirinovsky called upon his party mates to come up with a short slogan stating that during previous presidential elections where he also ran as candidate his slogans were always short, concise and powerful – for example, “don’t lie, don’t be afraid”.
Vladimir Zhirinovsky did not specify who suggested this idea for the slogan “Zhirinovsky or it’ll get worse” – he personally or some other member.
Zhirinovsky suggests that the TV time allocated to Putin who refuses to participate in the debates be distributed among other presidential candidates.
According to the LDPR leader, the legal norm should be introduced for such cases when one of the presidential candidates refuses to participate in debates, the air time allocated to him should be distributed among other candidates.
“In any country of the world the candidate who refuses to take part in debates looses in a major way, that is looses completely”, stressed Zhirinovsky.
Zhirinovsky suggests holding presidential elections only with two rounds
“I believe that there must be an obligatory second round, because under a two-round presidential election system nobody has ever won in the first round anywhere in the world”, says Zhirinovsky.
In his opinion the voters’ support is “always distributed among candidates” and on average each candidate can get 20%. The politician also suggests changing the Constitution because in his view, it is interpreted incorrectly.
Zhirinovsky believes that the main law of the country in reality suggests that no candidate remain president for more than two terms, irrespective of whether the terms are consecutive or not. The LDPR leader himself believes that the presidential term should be limited to five years and a candidate’s presidency should be limited to one term only. For the future he suggests switching to the system of parliamentary republic where president is elected by the parliament.