Sobyanin intends to participate in the election of mayor as independent candidate

OSCOW, June 8. /TASS/. The mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin declared that will go to elections of the capital mayor as an independent candidate by collecting signatures.

“I’m going to run from the “party of Muscovites” by collecting signatures. I believe that it is right, because the position of mayor to a greater extent economic than political, and should take into account the moods, the opinions of Muscovites of any political views,” – said Sobyanin journalists in Moscow election Committee on Friday after filing the nomination of a candidate for the office of mayor of the capital.

The mayor stressed that “the collection of tens of thousands of signatures is a good opportunity to hear the wishes and complaints of Muscovites”.

On Friday, Sobyanin has submitted to the Moscow city election Commission the documents necessary to nominate him as a candidate for the office of mayor of the capital. He presented the Commission members a passport application from the candidate and a number of other necessary documents.

Each candidate for registration it is necessary to overcome the municipal filter to collect in support of the nomination signatures of at least 110 municipal deputies in 110 municipalities. The independent candidate must secure the support of 36 million voters. Elections of the mayor of Moscow will be held September 9, in a single day of voting.