Putin called premature the question of candidates for election 2018

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Vladimir Putin considered it a premature question about the possible candidates for the presidential elections of 2018. The head of state stressed that the authorities will do everything to vote was in accordance with the law.

Election of the President of Russia will be held in March 2018. To win in the first round, one of the candidates must gain an absolute majority of votes (50 percent plus one vote).

«Too early to say»

In an interview with French newspaper Le Figaro, Putin said that the last election campaign in Russia was held in strict accordance with the Constitution.

«And I will do everything to ensure the conduct of election campaigns in 2018 the same way — I repeat, in strict accordance with the law and the Constitution,» said the President.

According to him, the elections will be able to participate all the people «all the people who have this right, all the people who will be appropriate statutory procedure.»

At the same time Putin noted that to talk about his nomination for the presidency too early to say.

«As for the candidates, it’s too early to say,» — he stressed.

A similar view of the Russian leader expressed and may 15. Then the journalists Putin recalled that six months ago he, answering the question about participation in the elections, said that the answer to this question will take time, and asked, «did not the time.»

«No,» — said the head of state.

Last week, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that «campaign no.»

«You see the President’s schedule, and, accordingly, no such thought, no such plans», — said Peskov.

Russians await Putin’s nomination

The nineteenth of may, the Fund «Public opinion» published a survey according to which most Russians — 80 percent — believe that Putin will run for a new presidential term. The opposite opinion was expressed only nine percent of respondents.

Almost half of Russians — 46% — said they would have reacted negatively to Putin’s decision not to participate in elections.

Meanwhile, a survey by the Russian center for public opinion studies (VTSIOM) showed that the incumbent President approve 82,1% of Russians. Putin became a politician trusted by the largest number of the population is 49.2 percent.

In March was published another opinion poll. Then the pollsters found out, how many percent of Russians intend to take part in the voting in the presidential election.

It turned out that the polls are ready to come about 70 percent of Russians. Only seven percent of respondents said that they did not plan to vote.

Preparations began

Despite the fact that before the election is a few months, the election Commission has started preparations for the upcoming vote.

The CEC is now working on the issues of technical equipment of the polling stations. Only the preparation and conduct of elections in 2018, allocated slightly more than 14.8 billion rubles.

Election campaign involves several steps, the first of them is the nomination of candidates. They can be extended either at party congresses or in the self-nomination. Self-nominated candidates must register an initiative group of at least 500 people and collect signatures for his nomination.

The second stage is the notice of nomination. For parties, it means opening a special electoral account and the collection of signatures in support of nomination — for those parties that are not parliamentary or do not have their factions in the third region.

Who will go to the polls

A number of politicians have already announced their desire to participate in elections of 2018. So, about his plans to run for office was announced by the leader of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky and Yabloko decided to nominate its candidate Grigory Yavlinsky.

The intention to participate in presidential elections, said Alexei Navalny. However, according to experts, it can not run because of a conviction on the embezzlement case of «Kirovles».

«Fair Russia» has not yet decided on its candidate.

«We have many worthy candidates. If the Congress determines that to go to the presidential elections in order to influence the agenda…, I, I’m ready, but we have many worthy candidates… will Decide in the autumn», — said in April the leader of the party Sergey Mironov.

Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov also did not rule out his nomination.

«I’m the leader of the largest party, if not prepared (to go to the presidential elections as a candidate — ed.) there is nothing to do. We are obliged to solve problems,» — said Zyuganov, in the framework of the XVII Congress of the Communist party, which took place last weekend.

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