The first round of the Russian Presidential elections starts on 18 March, 2018. There are some interesting questions…
…but since we all know that we are not talking about a clear democratic state, we also all know that the winner is already obvious. No online sportsbook news sites in Russia would offer odds for Putin to lose the elections: it’s just not possible. Even if people would vote against him, they wouldn’t.
They’d rather eat polonium first. Not on their own will, of course. However, it’s not even official so far that Vladimir Putin is running for Presidency again. Some of his competitors already expressed their will to run against the dreadful man. Do you think that anyone can actually build up a strong enough campaign to beat Vladimir Vladimirovich?
Who are the candidates for Russian Presidential Election 2018?
The Russian Presidential Elections work in a funny way. They seem democratic but democracy requires free active and passive political rights – meaning that anyone should have equal rights to gain political power. The Russian political system differentiates between three categories among the candidates.
There are nominees by Duma members, which is the Russian Parliament. These people are immediately eligible on the elections. There are two of them as of today: Vladimir Zhirinovsky nominated by the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, and the other one is Gennady Zyuganov from the Communist Party.
The leader of the Communist Party is trying for the 5th time in a row and will probably fail for the 5th time in a row. In politics, they usually accept that people don’t like them enough after trying twice but it works differently in the sunny Siberian steppe. The second category is those who are nominated by political parties that are not represented in the Duma. These candidates need 105,000 valid signatures from the common people.
The last category belongs to the vast majority. Those who are not taking any part in any political parties’ life and are not supported by them either. Self-nominated candidates need to collect 350,000 valid and accepted signatures in order to be able to run for presidency. Which makes sense: the less support you got, the more effort you need to put in. And the more people support your campaign, the less you need to do for yourself. It’s only logical.
How many women will be nominated for Presidency?
If you want to check out the odds to bet on Russian politics at online sportsbook sites in Russia, you can find special political betting odds at many sites. Possibly the best of all being Vbet Sportsbook, where you can bet on how many women will run for presidency. The odds for at least 2 are 2.14. Those Russian political betting odds for at most 1 are 1.63. If you want to bet on the good old Russian feminism, check out the latest review about Vbet Sportsbook!
Who is Ksenia Sobchak?
Ksenia Sobchak is often referred to as the Russian Paris Hilton. Ksenia Sobchak is a Russian TV reporter. Ksenia Sobchak is also one of the few female candidates who are actually trying to run for presidency in Russia. Of course her chances are not overly great – luckily for her!
Vbet Sportsbook offers special betting odds for Ksenia Sobchak. If you think she will withdraw from running, you can bet on her for 2.80. The odds for Ksenia Sobchak to officially change her last name are 6.80. Still looking for the best odds to bet on Russian politics? Check out our lists in the online sportsbook directory and bet today!