One of the most influential world leader, V.Putin announced that he is interested in having one more mandate as a Head of world largest state, Russia. He submitted his candidacy to the Russian competent institution, Central Election Commission.
Presidential race in Russia activate world attention, when, on Monday, the Central Election Commission, declined to confirm the presidential candidacy of Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition leader. Comission explained that he is not able to compete due to his conviction in 2013 for filching 16 million rubles or around 236,000 euros.
General assessment surveys in Russia shows that presently, around 80 percent of nationals support Putin to act one more mandate as a President.
In spring, 2018, exactly, on 18 March, Russian citizens will give their vote for a candidate they believe deserve to lead their nation.
Navalny, who is known as the coordinator of the demonstrations against Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom he blames for debasement, was viewed as one of the possible applicant that could challenge the Putin’s possible victory.
The motivation behind the decision about Election Commission’s rejection is Navalny possible criminal involvement for what he was sentenced in 2014.
Navalny contends that the trial against him was politically driven. He even call his supporters to not show on the election day.
Having in mind that in the 2012 elections 65 percent from the Russian voters gave Putin their trust, every turnout beneath 60 percent in the 2018 elections, Navalny will eventually pronounce as his wining.
With the expulsion of Navalny, Putin’s rival will be Pavel Grudinin from the Communist Party, who succeed the very known socialist presidential candidate Genadij Zjuganov.
Russia and the foreign medias
Russian President Vladimir Putin marked a law a month ago enabling Russian Government to name the media as “foreign agents”, if they are financed by countries, nationals or associations from abroad. This decision is a sort of reaction to US “strong interest” for Russian media.
The previous regulation was related only to the media financed by American government, yet, the new one expands its scope.