The CEC head Ella Pamfilova told the head of the Kremlin press service, Dmitry Peskov on the inadmissibility of agitation in favor of candidate Vladimir Putin. According to the CEC press-Secretary of the incumbent began to praise the chief ahead of legal deadline.
photo: Gennady Cherkasov
The reason for the discontent of the CEC was saying Peskov, 29 Jan. Apparently, it is a statement about the “absolute leadership” of Putin in politics.
Just 29 Peskov said the Russian leader’s popularity has reached far beyond the borders of the country, because “hardly anyone can doubt that Putin is the absolute leader of the political Olympus”. According to Peskov, currently it seems impossible that any politician capable of competing with the head of state. So the press Secretary of the Kremlin responded to the journalists ‘ question about whether it is possible to judge the popularity of the President, considering the past in several cities in an unauthorized protest against the elections.
“On behalf of the CEC to make a comment, the press Secretary of the President to prevent further such statements,” – said Pamfilova on Friday, her RBC.
Today seriously to participate in the March elections came eight candidates. In addition to the independent candidate Putin, signature check passed Pavel Grudinin (KPRF), Vladimir Zhirinovsky (liberal democratic party), Grigory Yavlinsky (Yabloko), Sergei Baburin (“Russian national Union”), Ksenia Sobchak (“Civil initiative”), Maxim suraykin (“Communists of Russia”), Boris Titov (Batch growth).
Sobchak, the only woman-candidate, let it be understood that to be President in General is not going to. She explained that in Russian reality in order to run for the state Duma, it is necessary first to have a stab at the presidency. A longtime opponent of Sobchak Catherine Gordon and refused to register, claiming “the Kremlin project” and a “farce” and promising to create his own party. Putin himself recently joked that if you don’t re-elect, going to combine.
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