The founder of the Fund of struggle against corruption (FBK) Alexei Navalny, nominated by the initiative group of the candidate in presidents of Russia, said that the registration with the CEC previously have already collected 100 thousand signatures. He said this after a meeting with his supporters in the Silver forest, answering the question RBC about the process of verification of signatures.
“We have information and pre-registration of more than 100 thousand people [who are ready to vote for me in the course of collection of signatures],” said Navalny. He added that, according to him, the process “goes well”. The opposition leader also said that he expects that the CEC will confirm the fact of his nomination in early January. “Then we for 25 days will have to collect the signatures of several thousand per hour,” he said.
A few days before the nominating Navalny, former Deputy head of its Moscow headquarters Vitaliy Sarukhanov made a statement about what team the opposition cannot find the required number of people previously willing to vote for him. As the independent candidate Navalny to register in elections you need to collect 300 thousand signatures.
Earlier, on 24 December, the initiative group nominated Navalny as a candidate for the presidency. For his nomination voted 742 participant in the meeting, spoke against not one.
About plans to run for the founder of the FBC announced last winter. Then Navalny said that he decided to do this after the Supreme court overturned the verdict on the “case “Kirovec”. However, during the retrial of opposition politician was sentenced to five years imprisonment and fined 500 thousand rubles.
The Russian presidential election on March 18 next year. Of intent to participate in them, in addition to the Bulk, has already said more than 30 people, including the current President of Russia Vladimir Putin, Ksenia Sobchak, the leader of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky.