Some presidential candidates “forgot” to inform the CEC about multi-million dollar accounts in Russia

MOSCOW, February 5. /TASS./ Some candidates in presidents of Russia have not specified when submitting documents to the CEC that they have multimillion-dollar accounts in Russian banks. This was reported to journalists the Deputy Chairman of the Central electoral Commission Nikolay Bulaev.

When nominating candidates had to submit to the CEC a package of documents, including information about income, large expenses, assets, Bank accounts and securities. While candidates are not allowed to have accounts in banks abroad and to use foreign financial instruments.

“There are candidates who forgot to specify the accounts in Russia, they amount five, 10, 20, sometimes 25 million rubles”, – said Bulaev.

He stressed that this “is not grounds for removal” of the candidate from the election. However, the CEC will post the information on the information posters of the candidates, which will hang on the election day in all polling stations. “It is our responsibility to act within the law,” he concluded.

The working group of the CEC has already checked the signatures submitted for registration in the election of the incumbent Vladimir Putin, who is involved in the campaign as the independent candidate, and the signatures tendered by Grigory Yavlinsky (Yabloko), Boris Titov (Batch growth) and Sergei Baburin (“Russian national Union”). They do not match the requirements of the law recognized by 0,39%, of 1.07% 4,35% and 3,18% signatures respectively. These indicators allow the CEC to register candidates. According to bulaeva, 6 February, the working group of the CEC will approve the results of verification of signatures in support of Ksenia Sobchak (“Civil initiative”) and Maxim Suraykin (“Communists of Russia”).

In addition, another two candidates – Vladimir Zhirinovsky (LDPR) and Pavel Grudinin (KPRF) – are exempted from collecting signatures, as nominated by parliamentary parties, and registration.