CEC completed the reception of documents from candidates for nomination for the election of the President of the Russian Federation


MOSCOW, January 13. /TASS/. The Central election Commission of Russia in the night of Saturday has finished documents acceptance from those nominated by parties of candidates for election of the President. This was the end of the stage of nomination for the highest office in the Russian Federation, which has yet to claim 20 candidates.

In night with 7 on January 8, has completed the reception of documents from citizens wishing to participate in the presidential elections in the self-nomination. Candidates from the parties for submission of documents was a little longer they waited, the CEC before the end of the day on January 12.

As previously reported, all papers submitted 15 of independents, with only two of them – the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Deputy of the Kostroma regional Duma, the deserved inventor of the Russian Federation Vladimir Mikhailov – was allowed to open an electoral account and start collecting signatures. The rest were denied due to admitted the nomination of violations or restrictions of the passive suffrage. All in all, the intention to participate in elections to the format of the self-declared 46 people.

As for party candidates, the CEC has registered authorized 14 parties that nominated candidates, despite the fact that the Commission received 24 notifications of the election of congresses. However, some of the party cancelled the planned congresses, and one was going again.

Candidate from the Social democratic party of Russia Sirazhdin Ramazanov refused to participate in the race after the submission of documents to the CEC. Representatives of the three parties (Elena Semerikova from the “Women’s dialogue” Yury Sidorov from the Party of small business and Iryna Volynets from “People against corruption”) was denied registration of the authorized representatives in connection with various disorders.

Election account today opened 14 candidates: Elvira Agurbash (“green Alliance”), Sergei Baburin (party “Russian national Union”), Catherine Gordon (Party of good deeds), Pavel Grudinin (KPRF), Vladimir Zhirinovsky (LDPR), Stanislav Polishchuk (Party of social reforms), Ksenia Sobchak (“Civil initiative”), Maxim suraykin (“Communists of Russia”), Boris Titov (Batch growth), Roman Khudyakov (“Honestly”), Grigory Yavlinsky (Yabloko), Natalia Lisitsyna (rot front), the Anton Tanks (Monarchist party of Russia), Mikhail Kozlov (Party of social protection).

Now all of them, except for Zhirinovsky and Grudinina, needs to collect signatures in his support. Parliamentary candidates from LDPR and the Communist party are exempted from collecting signatures and have already passed registration.

In addition, the consideration of the Central election Commission are the documents of the candidate from the Russian socialist party of Irina, Hagita and three other candidates. On the last day of the nomination papers was filed by the Deputy of the city Duma of Volgograd Oleg Bulaev, nominated by the Communist party of social justice (CPSU), the leader of the public movement “national PTA” Irina Volynets candidates from people’s party of Russia, and extended home party Marina four years.

For Wolyniec this is the second attempt during the current election campaign to participate in the presidential elections. Previously, she was nominated by the party “People against corruption”, but the CEC on 10 January refused to register the authorized representatives of the party made a when applying disturbances. On the same day the people’s party of Russia had notified the Central electoral Commission on 12 January of the Congress for the nomination of Volynets.

Thus, in the presidential race, as of the time participate 20 people: two independent candidates and candidates from 18 parties.

The next stages of the campaign

After receiving the documents for the nomination of the CEC within five days to check on them and make the decision on registration of the authorised party. Also, if the documents are in order, the Agency allows the candidate to open a special election account for formation of election Fund and begin collecting signatures, which is a little more than two weeks.

The candidates for nomination has provided a statement of consent to run, information about criminal records, income, property abroad. To check the documents of the CEC 14 sends requests to 12 agencies.

After the nomination of presidential candidates begins to the registration stage. Candidates from parliamentary parties (in this election the leader of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky and the Communist party nominated a businessman Pavel Grudinin) are exempted from collecting signatures in their support.

For the remaining candidates getting on the ballot is the successful collection of signatures. The independent candidates need 300 signatures of voters, candidates from non-parliamentary parties – 100 thousand Besides, for the registration of candidates must pass the first financial report, notification of absence of foreign financial assets information about the changes already handed the documents if they were, a photograph.

To submit to the CEC the documents and signatures you need to 18:00 GMT on 31 January. Upon submission of the documents the Commission has 10 days for review, every candidate will check for 60 thousand signatures.

Thus, by February 10, the final composition of participants of the presidential race will be known. In the ballot the names of candidates will be in alphabetical order.

From 17 February – four weeks before the election period kicks off media campaign, when television and radio will host a pre-election debate. To participate in the debate on the Federal channels, the presidential candidates have personally, but the Trustees can replace them in case of the candidates duties or illness.

The Russian presidential election on March 18.

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