MOSCOW, December 14 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia’s Central Election Commission (CEC) expects Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s documents for registration as a candidate for Russian president later in the day, secretary of the Central Election Commission Nikolai Konkin said on Wednesday.
“According to our data, we are to get a first financial report on Wednesday. It is likely that registration documents will be submitted,” he said.
Putin, who is the leader of the ruling United Russia party, was nominated a candidate for Russian president at a party congress on November 27. On December 7, he appeared in the Central Election Commission to submit his nomination documents. On December 11, the Central Election Commission registered United Russia election agents, and Putin’s proxies for financial issues and authorized the opening of a special election account
The period of official registration started on Wednesday to be over on January 18, 2012.
Presidential elections will be held in Russia on March 4, 2012.