The leader of the party “Fair Russia” (SR), Sergey Mironov may withdraw from nomination as a candidate in the presidential elections of 2018. “If I go not away, the party has many worthy candidates”,— writes the newspaper “Vedomosti”. According to Mr. Mironov, the issue of its extension will be decided in the next few months.
To make himself the leader of the CP now does not really want and is considering the support of “Pro-government candidate”, but also thinks about the nomination of the Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Olga Epifanova, said a source close to the leadership of CP. In the party are considering holding primaries was told by several sources. This option is not ruled out, and Sergei Mironov. Possible contenders for the party nomination is called Oleg Shein, and Alexander Burkov Valery Hartung.
Previously, his nomination was declared by the leaders of the LDPR and Yabloko Vladimir Zhirinovsky and Grigory Yavlinsky— as well as the founder of the Fund of struggle against corruption Alexei Navalny. Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov also wants to participate in the presidential campaign as a candidate for “all state-Patriotic forces”, and not just from the Communist party. The Communist leader admits that the coalition may nominate for election not him.
As reported by Kommersant, the presidential administration is actively discussing several measures that would help to increase voter turnout in the presidential elections in 2018. Among them is the ability to simplify the voting procedure at the place of residence of voters, as well as doubling the number of polling stations. The issue of turnout and voting with the least disturbance of the Kremlin is a priority, as the elections are likely to be wearing a “referendum character”, said Kommersant’s source in the Kremlin.