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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Gorbachev Seeks 'Force'

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Southern Russia () -- Mikhail Gorbachev has said he wants to join with three other presidential candidates to give voters an alternative to President Boris Yeltsin and Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov.

Gorbachev said he has invited Grigory Yavlinsky, Alexander Lebed and Svyatoslav Fyodorov to meet with him next weekend to discuss an alliance, Itar-Tass reported. Those candidates had discussed forming a "Third Force," but have all but ruled out such a likelihood.