15 Jan 2018 17:16

Max number of candidates in election is 19 - CEC chair

MOSCOW. Jan 15 (Interfax) - The maximum possible number of candidates in the 2018 presidential elections in Russia is 19, Central Elections Commission (CEC) Chairperson Ella Pamfilova said at a CEC meeting on Monday.

"If we suppose that we register everyone tomorrow and all of them manage to collect signatures, there can be no more than 19 candidates on the ballot in the presidential election in any scenario," Pamfilova said.

On Tuesday, the CEC will consider the last three applications from three parties that submitted their documents on January 12, Pamfilova said. "All of them will be considered tomorrow, and everything will become clear tomorrow," she said.