On 31 January, the CEC completed the reception of signatures of citizens collected wishing to participate in the presidential race. Candidates from non-parliamentary parties are obliged to submit to the Central election Commission not less than 100 thousand signatures, independent candidates — not less than 300 thousand, in addition to this, applicants are required to report on finances. Candidates from parliamentary parties from collecting signatures released. The authenticity of the autographs will be checked by handwriting experts, who will work in shifts.
Photo: The Central Electoral Commission.
Initially, the election Commission has registered 16 wishing to participate in the presidential race. At the moment we can say, at least, about 8 “candidates to candidates” who have successfully completed the first stage of the campaign.
The first signatures of citizens in support of the presidential election was passed by the representatives of Vladimir Putin on January 29. A day later, on 30 January, the head of the party “Yabloko” Grigory Yavlinsky personally brought to the CEC drawers with subscription lists. Signatures delivered as representatives of the headquarters of the business Ombudsman, the leader of the Party of growth of Boris Titov, and former Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Sergei Baburin, who heads the Russian people’s Union.
January 31, signature had to present 8 candidates, among which , Maxim suraykin (“Communists of Russia”), Natalia Lisitsyna (rot Front). Representatives of the “front” brought to the CEC the first batch of signatures in the amount of 90 thousand, and promised before the end of the day to deliver another 10K, but the information about it yet. By the way, Lisitsyna, only among candidates of the representative of the working people, by profession she machinda bridge crane.
Four candidates for participation in the presidential elections – Irina Volynets from the people’s party of Russia, Stanislav Polishchuk from the Party of social reform, the independent candidate Vladimir Mikhailov and Elvira Agurbash, representing the “green Alliance” – said today that withdraw (somewhat before the Central Council of “green Alliance” voted for the withdrawal Agurbash, in response she stated that she does not intend to “merge” and plans to collect the required number of signatures).
Earlier similar statements were made by the Roman Khudyakov (the party “Honestly”, a former member of the LDPR and State Duma Deputy), Bakov (the”Monarchist party of Russia”) and Catherine Gordon (“the Party of good deeds”).
Boxes in festive packaging 31 Jan brought to the CEC, the nominee of the Party of social protection psychologist Mikhail Kozlov, however, petitions in the gift box was empty, Kozlov explained that did not calculate their financial capabilities. Signatures to the CEC gave Ksenia Sobchak. Real.
After the counting of signatures by CEC staff from the General array of autographs by random sampling from each candidate will be taken 60 thousand signatures to rigorous testing for validity. It will take about hundred experts, including representatives of the migration Department of the MIA of Russia. As told “MK” in the press service of the Central election Commission, the process of counting and verifying signatures will be completed by February 10. On this day we will know who was included in the list of candidates for the presidency, scheduled for March 18.
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