Zyuganov refused presidential ambitions
Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov proposed to nominate the Director of “Sovkhoz imeni Lenina” Pavel Grudinina as a presidential candidate. About this on air of “echo of Moscow” said the Deputy of the state Duma, member of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the Communist party Valery Rashkin.
“This is the first stage of the discussion, Zyuganov nominated Grudinina. Friday will continue the discussion with the participation of Pavel Nikolaevich, then there will be a meeting of the secretaries of the Central Committee Plenum and Saturday we leave to the Congress,” he explained.
Rashkin said that “the Chairman of the party will be required to participate in the election campaign. Another question — in what capacity,” he added.
November 7, Zyuganov said that all party organizations put forward his candidacy as the candidate on elections of the President of Russia. However, the final word will rest with the Communist party Congress — a meeting of delegates of the party.
His desire to run for the highest office expressed 23 people. Among them the Deputy of the state Duma Vladimir Zhirinovsky, TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak and Catherine Gordon, the businessman Sergey Polonsky and the business Ombudsman Boris Titov. Acting President Vladimir Putin announced the entry into the presidential race on 6 December.
The election campaign officially started in Russia on December 18. For the preparation and conduct of presidential elections of 2018 from the state budget will be allocated 14,807 billion.