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MOSCOW, December 11 (Itar-Tass) —— Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who has been nominated for president by United Russia, may submit documents to the Central Elections Commission for registration as a presidential candidate after December 14, Central Elections Commission member Nina Kulyasova said on Sunday.
“If the documents are submitted on December 14, a decision will be made before December 24,” she said.
“The Central Elections Commission will be accepting registration applications of prospective candidates from December 14 through 6:00 p.m. on January 18, 2012,” she said. The Commission must either register a candidate or give a founded denial within ten days.
Putin was the first to apply for the presidential race. He personally brought his statement and supplementary documents to the Central Elections Commission on December 7. The Commission registered United Russia election agents and financial representatives of the applicant and permitted the opening of a special account at Russian Sberbank on Sunday.
After an account is opened and the first financial report is drafted, an applicant may start the official registration procedure, Kulyasova said. “Aspirants must personally bring their statements confirming the wish to run for president to the Central Elections Commission; registration documents may be submitted by their representatives,” she said. In addition to United Russia agents, the aspirant may register his own representatives in the future.
“The election fund per candidate must not exceed 400 million rubles in the presidential race. Half of the funds may be provided by the party, which nominates its candidate. The candidate himself can donate no more than 10% of the total size of the election fund,” Kulyasova said.
The Russian presidential election is scheduled for March 4, 2012.