Russia’s 2018 presidential election set for March 18
Russia’s Federation Council has unanimously approved the chamber’s resolution setting the presidential election for March 18, 2018.
Within the next five days (before December 20), the Federation Council’s resolution will be published. It is only after its publication that the electoral campaign will be launched officially and political parties will convene pre-election congresses, while independent candidates will start setting up their support groups.
The Central Election Commission’s press service earlier said that the resolution fixing the election date may also be published in printed newspapers (particularly in the Rossiyskaya Gazeta and the Parlamentskaya Gazeta, as well as on the website containing legal information, TASS reported.
If the document is first published on the website, it will mark the official start of the electoral campaign.