At a press conference in RIA-Novosti Vladimir Mikhailov said that, in his opinion, under the existing law to collect 300 thousand signatures to the candidate-the independent candidate for President of Russia without the administrative resource is not possible.
Vladimir Mikhailov believes that from his experience it is necessary to draw conclusions and to amend the legislation so that in the future nomination for the presidency of Russia was not such a utopian experience.
Is necessary to during the election campaign, the country could meet new leaders and their development programs, – said Vladimir Mikhailov.
In his opinion, the party candidates with their shabby programs do not offer anything new, then how the independents are charisma and breakthrough ideas. He believes that he has something to offer on this subject, because even in the Kostroma region, one of the most depressed regions of the country, he managed to create a network of successful companies whose products are in demand in Russia and far beyond its borders.
But one thing the business, the laws which I have long understood and known. And people are free to make their choice and vote for my product, his labor, – said Vladimir Mikhailov, But in the campaign I was faced with outright legal barriers and bureaucratic arbitrariness.
If purely chronologically, the statement about participation in the elections of the President of Russia Vladimir Mikhailov did on 10 July 2017. Meeting of the initiative group for his nomination had been scheduled for 21 December last year – five days after the announcement by the Council of Federation of the decision on appointment of presidential elections. However, the official publication of the document on appointment of the elections was made only on December 18. Because of this, the meeting of the initiative group was postponed from 21 to 25 December. Meanwhile, from December 23, all suitable for meeting rooms began the Christmas tree and the local authorities became not before the election.
– At the time the documents are no complaints there, and said all right, – said Vladimir Mikhailov, And suddenly 29 Dec refuse to register the financial Ombudsman due to the mismatch of power of attorney. On the same day, the misunderstanding was settled, but the registration of financial Commissioner and account opening in the Bank was only possible on 2 January, after the next meeting of the CEC. But banks January 2 don’t work, and printing began a vacation!
So with an open account and ready with mock petitions and campaign materials of the candidate had to wait until 9 January. At the end of the holidays, the layout was finally submitted for printing, and only to 15 January, it was finally printed. In order to deliver petitions and campaign materials to other regions took a few days, so the full collection of signatures began only on January 20. But to call it it’s still hard, because in most regions of the country began the extreme cold.
Unfortunately, these and many other obstacles did not allow me at the appointed time to collect the required hundred thousand signatures, told journalists at a press conference Vladimir Mikhailov – Although those 100 thousand that we have collected in a relatively short period, suggests that people in different regions of the country believed in me and were willing to come to the polls and cast their vote for my candidacy.
I’m not going to stop there. Will develop and submit their amendments as a regional legislator, as are the Deputy of Kostroma regional Duma. In the interests of the whole of Russia to make the election of the President of the country available for ordinary citizens, not representing any party associations, not occupying high positions and do not have administrative resource. And then we will have the opportunity to make Russia the best country!
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