Navalny nominated for President of Russia at meeting of initiative group in Moscow

In Moscow on 24 December on the beach in Serebryany Bor, a meeting was held of the initiative group to nominate a candidate for President of Russia opposition leader Alexei Navalny, reports «Medusa».

According to the correspondent of the newspaper, being on the scene, the meeting came about a thousand people, including journalists.

For the nomination of Bulk voted 746 people voted against and no abstentions.

Navalny announced the decision to participate in the presidential elections in December 2016. He said he goes to the polls «program on how to make Russia a fair and modern.» Chairman of the Central election Commission of the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova said that Navalny may take part in the presidential elections in 2018, but only if it will remove his criminal record or to change the law.

According to the Russian law «On elections of the President,» if a politician is running as an independent candidate, you must be an initiative group consisting of at least 500 people. After registration this group, the candidate have to open the election Fund. The independent candidate must collect 300 thousand signatures in his support. To start the collection of signatures allowed from the day will be paid by the manufacturer of the signature sheets, printed money from the Fund of the candidate.

On December 24, the scheduled meeting of initiative groups to nominate Bulk in 20 cities of Russia. In Vladivostok, Novosibirsk and Krasnoyarsk at such meetings already nominated Navalny, writes «Medusa». In each of these cities meeting came more than 500 people.

Presidential elections in Russia will be held on 18 March 2018. Acting President Vladimir Putin announced his intention to run on December 6. He will go to elections as the independent candidate.




Navalny nominated for President of Russia at meeting of initiative group in Moscow 24.12.2017

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