3 Jul 2018 17:34

Communist candidate for Moscow mayor Kumin, Liberal Democrat Degtyaryov submit deputies' signatures

MOSCOW. July 3 (Interfax) - Vadim Kumin, the nominee of the Russian Communist Party for the post of Moscow mayor, has submitted the required signatures of municipal deputies to the Moscow Election Commission.

Kumin has thus cleared the municipal filter required for registration as candidate, an Interfax correspondent reported.

Head of the State Duma Committee for Physical Culture, Sports, Tourism, and Youth Affairs Mikhail Degtyaryov, the nominee of the Liberal Democratic Party, has also submitted signatures.

"We are submitting 120 signatures from 120 municipalities from all political parties and independent deputies. There were United Russia deputies among them; they supported me and I am grateful to them for that," Degtyaryov said to journalists.

Earlier on Tuesday, the candidate of A Just Russia, Ilya Sviridov, also produced the necessary signatures.

Former State Duma Deputy Dmitry Gudkov intends to submit 76 signatures of municipal deputies to the Moscow Elections Commission, even though the number is insufficient for registration.

"I have the signatures of 76 municipal deputies certified by a notary. I realize that this is not enough, but I will submit them today. I will also submit letters in my support from 116 deputies," Gudkov told journalists.

The deadline for submitting documents for registration is 6 p.m. on July 3. In order to be registered, a candidate must submit the signatures of 110 municipal deputies from 110 Moscow districts.

The next mayor of Moscow will be elected on Unified Voting Day, September 9.