The start of the campaign: the presidential election will be held on 18 March 2018

© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova in photobackgrounds during the elections of the President of the Russian Federation. Archival photoThe start of the campaign: the presidential election will be held on 18 March 2018© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova the image Bank

On Friday, the Federation Council at a meeting called for the election of the President of the Russian Federation on 18 March 2018. Thus was indicated the date of the official start of the election campaign: formally, it begins immediately after the official publication in «Rossiyskaya Gazeta» resolution on the appointment of the Federation Council of the presidential elections. As expected, the regulation will be published on Monday, December 18.

The start of the campaign

The decision on purpose of elections to the Federation Council was accepted unanimously. The duty to appoint elections of the President of the Russian Federation is vested in the upper house of Parliament by the Constitution.

According to the law on the publication of the decision on the beginning of the election campaign in «the Russian newspaper» have five days. It is assumed that the resolution of the Federation Council on the appointment of elections of the President of the Russian Federation will be published December 18

«We are preparing a resolution over the weekend and thus, it will be published on Monday, 18 December», — said the head of the constitutional Committee of the upper chamber Andrey Klishas.

Since the official start of the campaign, the contenders for the presidency have the opportunity to register and start campaigning.

Future candidates

As the head of the Central election Commission, Ella Pamfilova, the presidential elections in Russia in 2018, have already expressed their desire to participate 23 people, but the list is still open.

«The list is opened, but 23 people have expressed their desire to participate in the elections,» — said Pamfilova, speaking Friday at a plenary session of the Federation Council.

About his intention to run in the upcoming elections has already said the incumbent President of Russia Vladimir Putin, journalist and TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak, the political scientist Andrey Bogdanov and one of the founders of the movement «Nashi» Boris Yakimenko. Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov said that he, as leader of the Communist party, was nominated as the presidential candidate of all party organizations, but the final decision of the Congress. The liberal democratic party will nominate its presidential candidate at a Congress on December 20. As expected, it will be Vladimir Zhirinovsky.

Candidates intend to stand and journalist Catherine Gordon, head of the Association of entrepreneurs for development of business of patriotism «Avanti» Rahman Yanakov, the leader of the party «Female dialogue» Elena Semerikova, the businessman Sergey Polonsky. The President of the National parent Committee Irina Volynets and the leader of movement «the Renaissance» Alexander Chukhlebov, Director of the Institute of political sociology Vyacheslav Smirnov and expert in the field of social psychology Mikhail Kozlov also announced their presidential ambitions.

Pamfilova expressed hope that the elections, despite some pessimistic forecasts, will be competitive, interesting, with «positive surprises».

No exceptions

Pamfilova said that the CEC of Russia will be equally careful to carry out all elective procedures in respect of all candidates, including the incumbent President of Russia Vladimir Putin, no concessions will not be

«No, it’s all within the law. Will likewise thoroughly checked and signatures, and all other procedures,» she told reporters in response to a question whether the CEC concessions in favor of the incumbent.

According to her, the CEC will create equal conditions for all candidates.

The electoral system is ready

The head of the CEC said that the electoral system of Russia, including the 880 thousand people — members of election commissions of different levels, are fully prepared for the elections.

«Electoral system of Russia, which includes almost a million 880 thousand of our citizens are fully prepared, we do serious training to run a campaign so that none of us were ashamed that we were proud of this campaign,» — said Pamfilova in the Federation Council after the adoption of the resolution on appointment of presidential elections.

She noted that in the past with previous presidential elections in Russia six years maximally liberalized electoral laws concerning the election of the head of state, removed a number of barriers, improved observers.

Pamfilova has informed that December 18, from the day of official publication of decision on appointment of presidential elections of Russia, the CEC will approve the plan in the forthcoming election campaign. According to her, on the same day, in Centrizbirkom will start receiving money from the budget for the organization and conduct of the 18 March presidential elections.

From next week will begin the work information center of the CEC of Russia.

«Also for the first time in the practice of the CEC will be organized large-scale information center, where next week at the free Federal number, by the way, its the last digits of 2018 — sign, any Russian citizen, a voter may ask any election-related issue», — Pamfilova said at the Federation Council after the adoption of the resolution on appointment of presidential elections on 18 March 2018.

Vote where it is convenient

In the elections of the President of Russia on March 18 will apply a new mechanism for the voting of citizens at the place of actual residence, which has replaced absentee ballots.

The head of the CEC said that voters will be able to apply for voting in a presidential election in Russia on March 18 at the site where they will be convenient, in the territorial election Commission on January 31, and in the precinct — from February 25.

«Now, any voter, wherever he may be, can be attached to any polling station. For this it is enough, starting from January 31, 2018 to apply in any territorial election Commission, from February 25 — in any precinct Commission, and choose the area where it will be convenient to vote,» she said.

Pamfilova said that the voter upon the filing of such a statement will be transferred from the list of voters at the polling station to which it is attached, in the list on the site where he wants to vote; this procedure will be done via State automated system «Elections».

In turn, the Deputy head of the CEC of the Russian Federation Nikolay Bulaev has told RIA Novosti that the new voting mechanism for the actual location, which replaced the absentee ballots, can the election of the President of Russia are from 3 to 10 million voters.

The participation of observers

As the speaker of the upper house of the Russian Parliament Valentina Matvienko, the Federation Council will be invited to presidential elections on March 18 observers from foreign States and international organizations.

The start of the campaign: the presidential election will be held on 18 March 2018© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase in Photobacterium: on the election of 2018 will be a record number of foreign observers,»the Federation Council has the right by law to invite foreign observers, we have the right to use. We will discuss and adopt a decision on the invitation of observers from foreign States and international parliamentary structures. The more observers, the more objective the assessment will be given the presidential campaign,» — said Matvienko reporters.

«I am sure that, as interest in the election of the President is very large, the number of observers will be a record, this is my forecast,» she added.

In turn, the head of the CEC reminded that invitations to the international organizations predominate, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and the Federal Assembly. For example, to invite delegations from various parliamentary assemblies can and the state Duma and the Federation Council, and the invitation of the OSCE — the case of the foreign Ministry, she said.

«We send only to your fellow partners. The campaign is announced, we preliminary work with the OSCE are, and already the official invitation will be sent to the Ministry of foreign Affairs,» — said Pamfilova.

The start of the campaign: the presidential election will be held on 18 March 2018© RIA Novosti / Ramil to Setdiscoverable in photosangelina campaign: who’s running for President, and that this nuerotica on a question of journalists, whether or not allowed U.S. diplomats to areas during the presidential elections, she explained that this will be addressed by the Ministry of foreign Affairs.

«It is not our prerogative, it’s up to the foreign Ministry… It is through the interaction of diplomats,» said Pamfilova.

Speaking generally about the possibility of participation of representatives of the United States in monitoring the upcoming elections, they can be included in the OSCE mission, said the CEC head.

«On our line there is such a mechanism, as for the OSCE observers. We are in principle open to the maximum. There is an order of formation of the missions of observation, a certain proportion, the ratio of different countries-OSCE members. There was no ban, including our observers through the OSCE mission to observe elections in countries where it is provided,» — said Pamfilova.

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