Russia's Presidential Election Campaign Underway with 11 Candidates Participating

Written by Jeppe W

Jan.11 - 2024 12:35 PM CET

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The race for the presidency in the Russian Federation is gaining momentum with 11 individuals currently participating in the campaign. The Central Election Commission of Russia, headed by Ella Pamfilova, confirmed this development in a recent commission meeting.

Out of the 11 candidates, eight have been nominated by political parties, while three are self-nominated, reflecting a diverse range of political affiliations and perspectives. This election sees a mix of party-backed and independent candidates vying for the nation's highest office.

As of now, three candidates have officially registered for the election: Leonid Slutsky from the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR), Vladislav Davankov from the New People party, and Nikolai Kharitonov from the Communist Party. Their registration marks the formal commencement of their presidential campaigns.

The presidential election in the Russian Federation was scheduled following a resolution passed by the Federation Council on December 7. The Central Election Commission has decided to conduct the presidential elections over a three-day period, from March 15 to 17, 2024, ensuring ample time for voters to cast their ballots.

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