The CEC called the self more open way of participating in the elections

© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Odinakovymi in fotobank information center of Central election Commission of the Russian Federation in Moscow. Archival photoThe CEC called the self more open way of participating in the elections© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Odinakovymi the image Bank

Self-promotion is always more difficult, but more confidence relative to voters the method of nomination in elections, says Deputy head of the CEC of Russia Nikolay Bulaev.

At a press conference Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he intends to go to the polls in 2018 the independent candidate, but counts on the support of political parties and public organizations.

«The self is always more complex, but, in my opinion, more trusting towards the voters. In this case already at the stage of nomination, the voter expresses his position in relation to the candidate, supporting or not supporting his signature his nomination,» said Bulaev RIA Novosti.

The presidential candidate may be nominated by the party or participate in elections in self-nomination. A party nominates a candidate at its Congress, and the candidate will need to collect initiative group of 500 people. The independent candidate will have to collect 300 thousand signatures of voters in support of nomination, and each region should have no more than 7.5 thousand signatures. Political parties (except for the four parliamentary parties) had to collect 100 thousand signatures in support of nominating a candidate, not more than 2,5 thousand signatures in the region. Candidates from parliamentary parties from collecting signatures free.

As previously reported RIA Novosti, the CEC member Yevgeny Shevchenko, self-nominated candidates will, within 20 days after official publication of decision to call the election to file nomination documents to the CEC, the candidates of the parties is given for 25 days.

Regular elections of the President of Russia will be held on 18 March 2018. The campaign should start in December 2017, the election can officially be announced this week — up to 17 December inclusive.