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MOSCOW, August 04, /ITAR-TASS/. Candidates for governorship in the regions of Russia are to present the signatures of municipal council members approving their nomination to the regional election commissions (REC) on Monday.
On the common polling day, September 14, elections are to be held at various levels in all constituent entities of the Russian Federation, except the Republic of Ingushetia. Governors are to be elected in 30 regions.
"The filing of documents for the registration of candidates is to end on August 4," an official at the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Russia told Itar-Tass. According to the CEC press service, RECs themselves fix an exact time for the end of the presentation of documents. In some regions, the deadline is at 16:00 while in other ones - 18:00.
According to the CEC's latest data, 198 candidates have been nominated as candidates for governorship. All of them, except three, have been suggested by political parties. In Kirov Region, three self-nominees strive for the post of governor. Acting Governor Nikita Belykh, who has been supported by the United Russia party (URP), is also among them.
The Liberal-Democratic Party has nominated candidates in all the 30 regions where governorship polls will be held; the Communist Party in more than 25 ones, and "A Just Russia" party in about 20 regions.
According to CEC, new membership of Legislative Assemblies will be elected in 14 regions, and city mayors are to be elected in the three capitals of constituent entities (in Blagoveshchensk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, and Anadyr)
All in all, the citizens are to elect 705 deputies to Legislative Assemblies, over 1,600 heads of municipal units, and over 41,000 members of municipal councils.