The collection of signatures in support of the nomination of the incumbent Russian President Vladimir Putin in the presidential elections in 2018 began. The regional coordinator of the movement “Victory Volunteers” in the Khabarovsk Territory Anastasia Braga informed RIA Novosti about this.
According to her, the Khabarovsk Territory kicked off the event, which later on Friday will continue in other regions of the Russian Federation. In Khabarovsk, signatures are collected in two shopping complexes – NK City and South Park.
On December 28, the Central Election Commission (CEC) registered an initiative group of voters that supported the self-nomination of Vladimir Putin in the presidential elections. After that, he can begin collecting signatures and agitation. In order to get registered at the elections, Putin will have to collect at least 300,000 signatures.
Presidential elections will be held in Russia on March 18, 2018. The election campaign officially started on December 18, documents must be submitted to the Central Election Commission by January 7.