Vladimir Putin’s presidency application officially approved

The Russian Central Election Council (SIK) on Tuesday approved President Vladimir Putin’s application to rerun for Russia’s next presidential election.

Putin, an independent candidate, was the 3rd to sign up, after Liberal Democratic Party of Russia leader Vladimir Zirinovskiy, and Communist Party candidate Pavel Grudinin.

By Russian law, party candidates must submit at least 100,000 signatures, while independent candidates must submit 300,000.

Source: VOV5