Campaigning in Stavropol in southern Russian yesterday, Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov said that he plans to meet shortly with members of the failed "third force" coalition, Aleksandr Lebed, Grigory Yavlinsky, and Svyatoslav Fedorov. Noting that efforts to forge a "third force" electoral alliance had failed, Zyuganov said that, if it was possible to join forces with some of the leaders of the group, he would win in the first round. (Interfax, May 29) Lebed insisted in a television interview last night that he was not open to propositions from either the "reds" or the "whites" and still intends to run as an independent candidate. (NTV, May 29)
Yavlinsky’s Supporters Encourage Him to Fight On.