To support the participation of Putin in the elections has collected over a million signatures

MOSCOW, January 16. /TASS/. More than 1 million voter signatures collected in support of Vladimir Putin, who is involved in the Russian presidential elections as an independent candidate. This was reported on Tuesday to journalists in the electoral headquarters of the candidate.

“As of January 16, in support of the nomination of Vladimir Putin for President of the Russian Federation received 1 001 459 signatures”, – have informed in a staff.

It stressed: despite the fact that candidate registration the CEC requires 300 thousand signatures “of the electoral headquarters of the candidate decided not to stop collecting and give an opportunity for everyone to Express their support for the candidate.” “The signatures, will not be submitted to the CEC, will remain in the headquarters to form the base of supporters of the candidate,” – said in the headquarters.

The participation of Putin in the elections

The Russian presidential election will be held on 18 March.

Acting President Vladimir Putin has nominated them self for candidate registration it is necessary to collect not less than 300 thousand signatures of citizens. Their collection began January 5, it takes place in 267 settlements in all 85 subjects of the Russian Federation.

As reported TASS, the Secretary of the CEC, Maya Grishina, candidate for President of Russia, participating in the elections in the self-nomination may submit to the Central election Commission not less than 300 thousand and not more than 315 thousand signatures of voters. Each candidate, the CEC will check for 60 thousand signatures.

However, in Putin’s staff has repeatedly explained, the collection of signatures in support of a candidate would continue. As pointed out by the press Secretary of the headquarters of Andrei Kondrashov, “collection continues as it is impossible not to give the Russians the opportunity to Express their attitude to Putin”.