Gordon withdrew his candidacy from the presidential elections
MOSCOW, January 26. /TASS/. Nominated for the election of the President of Russia, singer and human rights activist Catherine Gordon announced his withdrawal.
“I want to state the following: I do not want to be party to the farce. I don’t want to take part in the show. I’m not going to hand over the signatures to the CEC,” — Gordon said at a press conference in Moscow.
Gordon stated that it had accomplished its task, which was to collect signatures. “We collected 105 thousand signatures,” she added.
Gordon was nominated by the Party of good deeds, protection of children, women, freedom, nature, and seniors.
Previously, Roman Khudyakov, put forward by party “Fair,” and the leader of the Monarchist party of Russia Anton Tanks withdrew from the election.
Those involved in the campaign
In the election campaign to date involved 14 candidates, two independent candidates and 12 representatives of the parties. As independent candidates are running for Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Deputy of the Kostroma regional Duma, the deserved inventor of the Russian Federation Vladimir Mikhailov.
Nominated parties: Vladimir Zhirinovsky (LDPR), Pavel Grudinin (Communist party), Elvira Agurbash (“green Alliance”), Sergei Baburin (party “Russian national Union”), Irina Volynets (people’s party of Russia), Stanislav Polishchuk (Party of social reforms), Ksenia Sobchak (“Civil initiative”), Maxim suraykin (“Communists of Russia”), Boris Titov (Batch growth), Grigory Yavlinsky (Yabloko), Natalia Lisitsyna (“rot front”), Mikhail Kozlov (Party of social protection).
Now all of them, except for Zhirinovsky and Grudinina, needs to collect signatures in his support. Parliamentary candidates from LDPR and the Communist party are exempted from collecting signatures and have already passed registration. The independents, for registration we need to collect 300 thousand signatures, candidates from non-parliamentary parties — 100 thousand