Over 45.000 Candidates to Run for Russian Elections in September

According to Russia’s Central Election Commission (CEC) Chairperson Ella Pamfilova, over 45,000 candidates have already been nominated for the forthcoming elections at all levels on the single voting day in September.

“In 85 Russian regions, up to 4,407 election campaigns and referendums are planned. A total of 45,696 candidates, including 39,907 from 25 electoral organizations and 5,696 self-nominated candidates, have already been submitted for election campaigns at all levels “Pamfilova said this during a CEC meeting on Wednesday.

The Chairperson stated that 15 parties’ lists of candidates for the State Duma (lower house) elections had been accepted. “Some 5,806 candidates have been nominated, with 4,183 in the federal district, 1,623 in single-mandate districts, and 174 self-nominated,” the CEC’s head stated.

On June 17, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a decree establishing September 19, 2021 as the election date for the 8th State Duma.

The voting will take place over three days, on September 17, 18, and 19. Simultaneously, direct elections for the presidents of nine Russian regions (deputies of legislative assembly will pick the top executives in three more areas) and 39 regional parliaments will take place.