The Federation Council appointed presidential elections in Russia on 18 March next year. Today, the upper house of parliament held a vote on the procedure for the expression of the will of the people on the third Sunday in March. «For» was made by 160 senators.
According to CIK chairman Ella Pamfilova, citizens can vote, including not in the place of residence. She also told about the creation of electronic urns.
«I hope that the elections, despite the pessimistic forecasts, will be competitive, interesting, with pleasant surprises,» Pamfilova noted.
She also added that 23 people announced their intention to become candidates for the presidential elections.