The promoted worker of the Communist party Pavel Grudinin was the second candidate, which was registered by the Central election Commission. Earlier, on December 29, the CEC registered the presidential candidate, the LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky.
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Recall that both were nominated by parliamentary parties and therefore there was no need to gather votes in his support. Two parliamentary parties, United Russia and just Russia, did not nominate their candidates, decided to support Vladimir Putin, who goes on elections as the independent candidate.
Speaking at the session the Central election Commission 12 Jan, Pavel Grudinin said, “I read a lot in the press that someone is dissatisfied with something, but I am convinced that the CEC actions are actions in accordance with the law”. He previously stated that he was ready “to do everything to ensure that elections were fair”.
Member of the Central election Commission Evgeny Kolyushin said that, according to the requirements of the law, before the extension Grudinin has closed five accounts in an Austrian Bank. One of them left 17 million rubles.