The goats were brought to the CEC blank sheets of paper instead of signatures


MOSCOW, January 31. /TASS./ Psychologist and business coach Mikhail Kozlov, nominated for presidential elections from the Party of social protection, instead of signatures of voters brought to the CEC bundle of clean paper and said that remaining in his campaign account 50 thousand rubles will transfer in need of the treatment of the girl. Thus, he will not be able to continue the presidential campaign.

The goats were brought to the CEC five boxes wrapped in a gift box and tied with red ribbons with bows. “Here are blank sheets of paper. The fact that at the training session I was told that they must take responsibility only for themselves, no one is to blame. Therefore, I recognize that a few irresponsible approach to the process of elections, little did not calculate the forces, particularly financial opportunities,” he said Wednesday to journalists and employees of the CEC.

Kozlov noted that the CEC repeatedly allowed him to open electoral account only a week ago. “I decided I didn’t want to spend money on collecting signatures. That’s on the Board of the Union of the CEC [the announcement that] little girl Jeanne Kuleshova need the money, and what I have on the electoral score of 50 thousand rubles, I will list on this account”, – he said.

Kozlova problems in the course of the campaign

CEC was first registered authorized Kozlov on financial issues and allowed him to open a special election account for formation of election Fund, but then it turned out that the power of attorney to the Commissioner certified by a notary without the seal of the party, and the CEC was commissioned with print.

From-for suspicions in falsification of electoral documents the Central election Commission cancelled its permission to open an electoral account and noted that collected before signatures will not be counted. After that, the goats have provided the Commission with a new power of attorney to the Commissioner and 22 January had the opportunity to re-open the election account and again begin to collect signatures.

The first candidate who have passed the signatures to the CEC, has become acting head of state Vladimir Putin, who participates in elections as the independent candidate. January 29 representatives of his staff and the volunteers brought to the Central election Commission 28 boxes, which were almost 315 thousand. 30 January to 105 thousand signatures, the CEC presented nominated by the party “Yabloko” Grigory Yavlinsky, the business Ombudsman, the Chairman of the Party of growth Boris Titov and the leader of the party “Russian national Union”, former Deputy speaker of the state Duma Sergey Baburin.

How many signatures have to pass candidates

The law requires all presidential candidates, except those who are nominated by parliamentary parties, to collect signatures of voters in its support. Candidates from non-parliamentary parties must submit to the CEC no less than 100 thousand and not more than 105 thousand signatures, independent candidates – not less than 300 thousand and not more than 315 thousand in one region may not be collected more than 2.5 thousand and 7.5 thousand respectively.

Together with the subscription lists of the candidate or his authorized representatives shall submit to the CEC Protocol on results of collecting signatures, the payment order about payment of subscription lists and a notarized list of signature collectors. In addition, the candidate must submit to the CEC the first financial report and a certificate confirming balances at a polling account information about changes in previously submitted documents, if they were, and notice the lack of accounts and financial instruments abroad.

31 January at 18:00 Moscow time, the CEC will complete the acceptance of documents and signatures from candidates.

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