Volodin has offered to hold presidential elections on the day of annexation of Crimea
The Russian presidential election in 2018 and has offered to host the 18th of March. This date coincides with the anniversary of the annexation of Crimea in the country.
The Russian presidential election in 2018 could be held on March 18 — the day of the annexation of Crimea. Speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin considers this a promising idea and supports it, reports “Interfax”.
He explained that on 18 March, 2018 will be a Sunday, and by law, presidential elections can be scheduled for this day.
And the fact that this day coincides with a remarkable anniversary that we are celebrating for several years, is very good.Vyacheslav Volodin
Voting in 2018 is to be held on March 11. If this day will work because of the holidays, the election must be deferred to first Sunday in March.
Last week in the state Duma introduced a package of amendments, which provides for the postponement of the presidential elections in the week ahead. The authors of the initiative became the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on constitutional legislation Andrey Klishas and a member of the Senate Committee on the Federal structure Anatoly Shirokov.
A source in the Duma, in an interview with RBC confirmed that the lower house of Parliament approves amendments.