The CEC suggested, how many people can become presidential candidates

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To take part in the election campaign for President of Russia in 2018 may, according to the CEC, at least 12-15 people, has already declared such an intention may, with the start of the campaign, candidates for this post will be more, said the Secretary of the CEC, Maya Grishina.

«Expressed an intention to stand, we hear about them, of course. While any documents to us you could not, therefore, only from the media we learn,» said Grishin in the air of TV channel «Russia 24».

Asked to clarify how many candidates, according to the CEC, can take part in the upcoming campaign, she noted the rather high activity of those who has already declared his presidential ambitions.

«You have to understand that we have more than 60 political parties, each of them has the right to nominate a candidate. Now, according to our calculations identified the wishes of about 12-15. But I think this is only the beginning. When people hear about what started the campaign, I think, will have the initiative», — said the CEC Secretary.

She said that compared to previous election campaigns significantly reduced the number of signatures that need to be put to candidates in support of the nomination. The independents have to gather 300 thousand signatures, reminded Grishina, candidate of the party – and even less – 100 thousand. «And before the figures were a million and two. It is now much easier to become a candidate,» — said the CEC Secretary.