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Saturday, 18 Aug 2018

Seven candidates that will competing against Putin in election

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News24xx.com -  On February 18, the Central Election Commission in Russia announced the final list of approved candidates in the March 18 presidential election.

In addition to President Vladimir Putin, seven other candidates were allowed to participate in the race. Two of them - Vladimir Zhirinovsky and Grigory Yavlinsky - collided with Putin in the past.

Opposition leader Aleksei Navalny was denied the opportunity to run in December on charges of fraud that ended in a court hearing, but his supporters consider him still politically motivated.

None of the seven other candidates competing with Putin has scored more than eight percent in the election.


That's who they are and what they are known for.

Vladimir Zhirinovsky - "anti-Semitic ultranationalist with Jewish roots"
The slogan of the campaign: "A powerful blow forward!"


Ksenia Sobchak - "the daughter of the former boss of Putin,
The slogan of the campaign: "Sobchak against all!"

Sergei Baburin is a "communist ultranationalist"
The slogan of the campaign: "Russian Choice!"


Pavel Grudinin - "Communist millionaire"
The slogan of the campaign: "President, who is waiting for Russia!"


Maxim Suraykin is a "Stalinist Communist"
The slogan of the campaign: "Russia needs a Stalinist Communist president!"

Boris Titov - "businessman"
The slogan of the campaign: "A worker must not be poor!"


Grigory Yavlinsky is a "liberal"
The slogan of the campaign: "Believe in the future! Believe in yourself!"

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