Russian Presidential Elections 2018

The Head of the State for Russia is the Elected President on the Federal Level. At most President is elected for at most two consecutive six-year terms by the people.

The federal Assembly which is the national legislature of the Russian Federation as per Constitution of Russian Federation (1993) has two chambers. Chambers are divided into two separate assemblies, chambers or houses. Another is State Duma which is the Lower house of the Federal Assembly of Russia, while the Upper House being the Council of the Federation. The State Duma has 450 members, where a system of proportional representation helps the members for five-year terms. In this parties gain a percentage of seats equal to the percentage of national votes they gained, with a 7% threshold required to gain any seats in the Duma.

Interestingly, the 2018 Russian presidential election will take place on March 2018.

The registered nominee is Vladimir Putin who is an Independent candidate in Alliance with All-Russia People’s Front. Of these second contender is Pavel Grudinin, belongs to the Communist Party and is in Alliance with National Patriotic Forces of Russia.

The third candidate in this race is Vladimir Zhirinovsky, who represents Liberal Democratic Party.

The first round will be held on Sunday 18 March 2018, where in the round one if no candidate attains an absolute basis majority which can be precisely more the half votes, then the round two will take place exactly three weeks later on 8 April 2018, as per the law.

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