Russian Presidential election campaign launched
Moscow: The Russian Presidential campaign was officially launched on Monday.
The Russian Central Election Commission (CEC) will approve the plan of the upcoming election campaign later on Monday, reports Xinhua news agency.
A total of 23 candidates have declared their intention to run for President, including Vladimir Putin, CEC chairperson Ella Pamfilova said.
To be registered as an independent Presidential nominee in Russia, a candidate has to collect at least 300,000 voters' signatures by February 1, 2018. The Presidential election will take place on March 18.