Matvienko: the date of the presidential elections will be appointed before 15 December

MOSCOW, October 25. /TASS/. The Federation Council will appoint date of presidential election until 15 December, said on Wednesday reporters the Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko.

“We have a period of time between 8 and 15 December. At this time, and a decision will be made on the date of the elections, – said Matvienko. – The law prescribed in March [elections], so we have this time lag”.

She explained that parliamentarians in this matter are guided by the law. “The power to determine the date of elections is the authority of the Federation Council. In accordance with the law, we must make a decision no later than 90 days [before the election], and not earlier than 100 days,” she said.