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Zhigansha Tuktarov provided maximum required deputy signatures to election committee

18:16 | 24.07.2015 | Politics


Penza, 24 July 2015. PenzaNews. Zhigansha Tuktarov, head of the LDPR faction in the Penza City Duma, board chairman of the charity fund “Siyanie,” a promoted candidate for the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia for the Penza region gubernatorial election, provided the required amount of regional deputy signatures to bypass the so-called “municipal filter,” the last barrier before his confirmation as the election candidate.

Zhigansha Tuktarov, head of the LDPR faction in the Penza City Duma

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Zhigansha Tuktarov, just like the Communist Party candidate Vladimir Simagin, has provided the maximum 283 signatures needed (at the minimum of 270), the deputy chairman of the Penza region election committee Alexei Klimukhin informed PenzaNews agency.

According to him, the candidate also provided the information on opening a dedicated election bank account, the documents for three potential candidates to be elected as Federation Council members in case of his success, and a written document saying he owns no bank accounts or valuables abroad and neither owns nor uses any foreign financial services.

“The candidates are Alexander Vasilyev, general director of ‘Start,’ Anton Ischenko, State Duma deputy, and Sergei Puntusov, general director of ‘Stroyservis’,” the speaker said.

As PenzaNews agency reported earlier, the promoted candidates will be able to provide the necessary signatures until 6 pm of Wednesay, July 29.

The Penza region election committee will have ten days to check the signatures and the documents provided by the candidates.

Every check will result in an approval or a decline with a reason.

The Penza region gubernatorial election will take place on September 13, with the schedule of preparation procedures announced in June.

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