MOSCOW, December 24. /TASS/. The initiative group of citizens, which included 520 people, Sunday has put forward businessman Sergei Polonsky candidate in presidents of the Russian Federation. The event was held in the sports complex “Krylatskoe”.
Speaking to citizens, Polonsky outlined his election program. “Today we should be developing. There is such a profession – developers”, – he said, Recalling his 25-year experience developer. “Policy for the twentieth century showed that they are not able to lead the world to more or less equal to the situation, entrepreneurs are more pragmatic, they are not interested in creating conflicts,” he continued.
The independent candidate in this regard drew attention that in the last presidential election in States won by his colleague in the profession, and reported that he and Donald trump on a number of projects were “one and the same architects and designers”. “The future for people who know how to build,” he said.
Polonsky suggested to treat Russia as a great development project and above all to reduce the cost of borrowing for businesses. “Russia declared economic war, if the business is not protected in the country, we will not have the resources to move forward,” he added. Among other ideas of the businessman is to achieve the relocation of the state Duma and the Federation Council in a complex “Moscow-city”. “Our motto is for everyone,” he concluded.
The meeting of the initiative group, mostly made up of older women who passed very rapidly. Citizens in the back row actively debated with each other and Polonsky had to repeatedly shout their supporters and to urge them for calm. “If we can’t behave, we will then demand from the country?” – outraged businessman. Responding later to a question by TASS, Polonsky said that it plans to hand over necessary documents to the Central election Commission of the Russian Federation on Sunday.
Independent candidates must apply for promotion no later than January 7, candidates from parties not later than 12 January; after nomination for candidates comes the stage of collecting signatures. Polonsky as the independent candidate to register for presidential elections it is necessary to collect 300 thousand signatures of voters and within the region may be collected no more than 7.5 thousand signatures. To submit tips and documents for the registration will be possible from December 27 until January 31. Presidential elections go on March 18, 2018.
The entrepreneur called the street protests of the “nineteenth century” and said that he would act in the Internet. He said this in front of the entrance in the building to the CEC, where he came to file the necessary documents.
“From my point of view, to go out on the streets today – it’s XIX century, today we all have smartphones,” – said Polonsky. However, he expressed confidence that the next presidential elections will be held exclusively online with the use of blockchain technologies.
Polonsky does not exclude the possibility of cooperation during the election campaign with the candidate from the Communist party, the Director of “Sovkhoz imeni Lenina” Pavel Grudinina. He noted that the Communist party on the eve of the Congress has put forward in presidents of the entrepreneur.
“We will meet with Grudinina to discuss, we may have some can be joint ideas,” said Polonsky reporters before submitting documents to the CEC. He also proposed to give entrepreneurs immunity along with deputies.
About the case Polonsky
Lawyer Polonsky Roman Kotelnikov in November sent a request to the Chairman of the Central election Commission Ella Pamfilova with a request to inform the official position of the Agency on possibility of participation of him in the Russian presidential election in March 2018. He pointed out that the court in sentencing reclassified the charges to him with part 4 of article 159 of the Criminal code of Russian Federation (“Fraud”, provides till 10 years of imprisonment and falls into the category of serious crimes) to part 3 of article 159.4 of the criminal code (“Fraud in the sphere of entrepreneurial activity”, provided for up to five years in prison, belonged to the category of crimes of average weight, repealed in 2016). Thus, Polonsky has not been convicted of a felony. In addition, the person released from punishment, is considered good conduct, and Polonsky was released from punishment in connection with expiry of the Statute of limitations.
In response, the CEC signed by the Secretary of the Commission Maya Grishina States that “every citizen of the Russian Federation possessing the passive suffrage, after the official publication of the decision on purpose of elections is entitled to nominate a candidate for the office of President of the Russian Federation”.
“The Central election Commission of the Russian Federation after reception necessary for registration of the candidate of documents is obliged to decide on registration of a candidate or a reasoned decision to refuse his registration,” the letter reads.
It is noted in the CEC, applies to Polonsky. Also in the reply the Commission underlined that “the Russian Central election Commission as the public body did not Express any position regarding the presence or absence Polonsky passive suffrage”.