Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Presidential candidates

On Monday January 28th, the final list of the candidates for the Russian presidential election for presented by the Central Election Committee. The list is short and simple:

- Gennady Zyuganov - the Russian Communist Party.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky - the Liberal Democtratic Party, its most recent recruit includes Andrei Lugovoi, the main suspect behind poisoning Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB agent.
- Andrei Bogdanov - Democratic Party, an unknown, a mystery, a "spoiler" as he calls himself behind the scenes.
- Dmitry Medvedev - current deputy prime-minister, chosen presidential succesor.

Another candidate, former prime minister Mikhail Kasyanov (May 2000 - February 2004) had been disqualified due to the electorate finding too many suspicious signatures in the list of his supporters.

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