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The first stage of registration of candidates for presidential election ends
Russian Central Electoral Commission (CEC), the official agency charged with conducting elections to administrative organs in the country, will complete the first stage of registering aspirants vying for the Kremlin’s No. 1 position later today [Jan. 6] in preparation for the presidential election slated for March 14, 2004, according to official sources. According to CEC’s regulations, candidates, including incumbent president, Vladimir Putin, Federation Council Chairman Sergei Mironov and others, who have been able to secure preliminary registrations at this stage, will now have to gather at least 2 million signatures among their supporters nationwide to back their political aspirations and earn a final spot on the ballot papers. Meanwhile, Nikolai Kharitonov, presidential candidate from the Communist Party and, Oleg Malyshkin, presidential candidate from the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, which had secured a representation in the State Duma following the parliamentary election on Dec. 7, do not have to gather any votes in their support at this stage of the electoral process. However, ex-Central Bank Chairman Viktor Gerashchenko, who is running on the Rodina Bloc’s political platform, will still have to gather 2 million votes, despite the fact that Rodina received over 9 percent of the total votes cast at the Duma election. According to CEC’s requirements, political organizations with five or more percent of the votes cast during the Duma election are exempted from collecting extra votes in their support for presidential candidacy. Rodina, unlike the other winners at the Duma election, is a political movement, and therefore, cannot enjoy the privileges reserved only for legally registered political parties.
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