The Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation allowed Boris Nadezhdin to open an election account and start collecting signatures for the presidential election, the politician said on his Telegram channel on Thursday, December 28. "In the near future, we will start collecting signatures," he wrote.
Nadezhdin was nominated as a candidate for the presidency of the Russian Federation at the congress of the Civic Initiative party on December 23. To register his candidacy in the elections, he needs to collect 100 thousand signatures of voters.
Boris Nadezhdin is 60 years old. He holds a PhD in Physics and Mathematics. He founded the Department of Law of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), headed it until 2016. He was an assistant to the then Prime Minister Sergei Kiriyenko.
Other candidates in the presidential elections of the Russian Federation
On December 23, it also became known that the CEC did not allow journalist Ekaterina Duntsova to collect signatures for the elections for formal reasons. On December 27, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation rejected Duntsova's lawsuit against the CEC.
The incumbent head of state, Vladimir Putin, is going to the elections as an "independent candidate". From the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, its leader Leonid Slutsky was nominated as a candidate for the highest state post, from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation - Nikolai Kharitonov, from the "New People" - Deputy Speaker of the State Duma Vladislav Davankov.
The conservative party "Russian All-People's Union" decided to nominate the candidacy of its chairman Sergei Baburin for the upcoming presidential elections in the Russian Federation. In addition, a meeting was held in Moscow to nominate the former military leader of the pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk, Igor Strelkov (Girkin). The initiative group collected 566 signatures of the participants of the meeting, but notaries did not come for certification.
Voting in the presidential election will take place for the first time for three days - from March 15 to 17, 2024.