Sobchak Starts Recruiting Observers for Upcoming Elections in Russia

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak has begun recruiting observers for upcoming elections, the press service of the politician’s campaign office said Monday.

“The campaign office of Russian presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak started recruiting observers for the presidential elections, which will be held on March 18, in Russia and abroad,” the press service stated.

In order to become an observer, one has to give his or her contact information, choose a polling station, complete face-to-face and online training and to get instructions in the office, the press service noted. During the elections night, a call center to collect information on the voting process and any violations will be operating.

“All identified incidents will be processed by the lawyers of Sobchak’s office,” the statement said.

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The presidential election in Russia will take place on March 18. Apart from Ksenia Sobchak (Civil Initiative party), the list of candidates running for president this year consists of Sergei Baburin (All-People's Union party), Pavel Grudinin (Communist Party of the Russian Federation), incumbent President Vladimir Putin (running as an independent candidate), Vladimir Zhirinovsky (Liberal Democratic Party of Russia), Maxim Suraykin (the Communists of Russia party), Boris Titov (Party of Growth), and Grigory Yavlinsky (the Yabloko Party).

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