On 27 June 2018 the 165th regular meeting of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation was held.
On the nomination of candidates
Deputy Chairman of the CEC of Russia Nikolay Bulaev said that right now the nomination of candidates on by-election to the State Duma which will be held 9 September 2018 in seven single-seat constituencies continues to be underway.
As of 27 June, party activities to nominate candidates were carried out by 4 political parties: Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR), Party of Pensioners, Communist Party and Russian United Democratic Party "Yabloko".
"On 25th of June "The Party of Pensioners" submitted to the CEC of Russia documents required to certify a list of candidates and to register a list of authorized representatives of the parties in these elections" - said Nikolay Bulaev.
According to the information of the Deputy Chairperson of the CEC of Russia, nomination of candidates and lists of candidates for regional and municipal elections scheduled for the single voting day is also actively advancing.
"In the election of senior officials, which will be held in 22 constituent entities of the Russian Federation, 97 candidates in 17 regions have already been nominated - noted Nikolay Bulaev. - The majority of candidates run for the post of Mayor of Moscow (30 people). There are regions where the nomination is only gaining momentum, for example Tyumen oblast, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Khabarovsk Krai, and others. At the same time, as of today, in two regions - the Republic of Khakassia and Novosibirsk oblast - the nomination is already over. This week will see the end of the nomination of candidates in six constituent entities of the Russian Federation - in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Magadan, Moscow, Omsk and Orel oblasts, the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug.
With regard to the elections of deputies of legislative bodies, which will be held in 16 regions of the Russian Federation, the corresponding election commissions received nomination papers of more than three hundred candidates, noted Nikolay Bulaev. Five political parties and about 50 self-nominated candidates for the posts of deputies of regional legislative bodies submitted documents to the commissions.
On the Saint Petersburg election commission
At the end of the meeting Nikolay Bulaev, at the request of journalists commented on the information about possible resignation of Viktor Pankevich from the post of Chairperson of the Saint Petersburg Election Commission:
"The fact that the CEC has made many comments in the address of the St. Petersburg Election Commission and, in particular, its Chairperson, is not a secret" – he said. "We talked about it several times. There were many complaints from citizens who quite often didn't find themselves in the lists of voters. The CEC of Russia made the conclusions, and they are quite harsh. We do not conceal our assessments. Therefore, if Victor Nikolaevich Pankewich submitted an application to resign, it's his right".