The Federation Council has appointed the presidential elections on 18 March 2018
It is noted that within five days the decision should be published only after this election campaign is officially launched.
MOSCOW, December 15. /TASS/. The Federation Council at session on Friday unanimously approved the decision of the chamber on appointment of presidential elections of the Russian Federation on 18 March 2018.
For five days (until December 20) the decision of the Federation Council should be published. Only after the publication of this document, the election campaign is officially launched, the parties may conduct a pre-election Congress, and independent candidates — to arrange meetings of support groups.
As the head of Committee of the upper house on constitutional legislation and state construction Andrey Klishas, the decision of the Federation Council on the appointment of elections of the President of the Russian Federation on 18 March 2018 will be published on 18 December.
“We will prepare all relevant documents for publication. All materials will be ready and will be published officially on 18 December”, — said Klishas.
In a press-service of the CEC previously told TASS that the decision on purpose of elections may be published in printed mass media (“Rossiyskaya Gazeta” and “Parlamentskaya Gazeta”) and on the portal of legal information. If the document will be published before the portal, the campaign will be formally launched from this point.