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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Lebed Eyes Duma

MOSCOW -- Krasnoyarsk region Governor Alexander Lebed said his People's Republican Party intends to participate in the December parliamentary elections, Interfax reported Wednesday.

"I will definitely take part in the parliamentary elections," Lebed said at an Interfax news conference. "I'm preparing for the elections seriously and without haste."

Lebed also said that he had not yet decided whether he will run for president, Interfax said.

"I must see how the parliamentary election campaign develops before I make a decision," Interfax quoted Lebed as saying.

Lebed said his party does not need allies in the parliamentary elections.

"The political scene has left and right wings. I want to stay in the middle," Lebed said, quoted by Interfax.