Citizens have the right to declare intent to go to the polls before the campaign began, said the CEC

© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova in fotobanka CEC. Archival photoCitizens have the right to declare intent to go to the polls before the campaign began, said the CEC© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova the image Bank

Citizens have the right to disseminate information about his intentions to run, outside of the official campaign, such statements are not regulated by the legislation on elections, said the Secretary of the CEC, Maya Grishina.

In an interview with reporters on Tuesday she noted that the CEC address citizens with questions about the nomination for the presidential elections in 2018. According to her, people asking how on the procedure and the possibility of his own nomination, and on the correctness of the actions of other potential candidates who now declare their intention to go on elections.

«We all know: outside of the campaign that the electoral law is not regulated. Dissemination of information of the citizen about its intentions in the framework of the Constitution is, as you know, that is his right,» added Grishina.

Regular elections of the President of Russia will be held in March 2018, the campaign is supposed to start in December 2017. About your desire to be candidates have already said the TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak and journalist, human rights activist Catherine Gordon, the leader of the party «Female dialogue» Elena Semerikova. We also know about the plans of the leader of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky and one of the founders of the Yabloko party Grigory Yavlinsky to participate in the election campaign. About his intention to stand was declared by the political scientist Andrey Bogdanov and one of the founders of the movement «Nashi» Boris Yakimenko. The readiness to go for elections in the case of support Party growth, said the Deputy of legislative Assembly of St.-Petersburg Oksana Dmitrieva. «Fair Russia» and the Communist party announced that it will decide on the nomination of candidates at their congresses.

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