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CEC chief reveals how many candidates will run in Russia’s 2021 legislative elections

Chairperson of Russia’s CEC added that 2,020 candidates, including 2,010 people from 14 parties and 10 self-nominees, would run in the elections in single-member constituencies

MOSCOW, September 15. /TASS/. Chairperson of Russia’s Central Election Commission (CEC) Ella Pamfilova has said that 5,832 candidates will run in the upcoming elections to the Russian State Duma (lower house of parliament).

"Until recently, there were 3,828 candidates on 14 registered federal lists of candidates nominated by parties. Given the execution of the Supreme Court’s decision in relation to 16 candidates whose registration was cancelled due to the discovery of foreign financial tools, there are currently 3,812 candidates," she said at the commission’s meeting on Wednesday.

Pamfilova added that 2,020 candidates, including 2,010 people from 14 parties and 10 self-nominees, would run in the elections in single-member constituencies.

She noted that the federal list of the United Russia party had the largest number of candidates (393), while the New People party’s list had the smallest number (195).

Elections to the 8th Russian State Duma (lower house) are scheduled for September 19, 2021, known as Single Voting Day. The balloting process will span across three days - September 17, 18, and 19. In addition to the State Duma elections, voters will go to the polls to cast ballots for the heads of nine Russian regions (in another three regions local legislatures will elect top executive officials) and in elections for 39 regional parliaments.