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Article 32
 
Article 32. Right to Nominate Candidates
1. Citizens of the Russian Federation who are entitled to a passive electoral right may be nominated candidates directly or on a list of candidates in accordance with this Federal Law, another law.
2. Direct nomination of candidates may be carried out by way of self-nomination, nomination by an electoral association, an electoral bloc.
3. Nomination of candidates on a list of candidates may be carried out by an electoral association, an electoral bloc.
4. A citizen of the Russian Federation who occupied the office of President of the Russian Federation and is removed from the office of President of the Russian Federation as a result of impeachment, persistent inability to exercise presidential powers for health reasons, or resignation shall not be nominated as a candidate for the election called in connection to such circumstances.
5. A citizen of the Russian Federation who occupied the office of the top executive of a subject of the Russian Federation (the head of the highest executive body of state power of a subject of the Russian Federation) and resigned from this office on his free will or because of a no-confidence vote of the legislative (representative) body of state power of the subject of the Russian Federation or was removed from this office by the President of the Russian Federation shall not be nominated as a candidate at the election called because of such circumstances.
6. A citizen of the Russian Federation who occupied the office of the head of a municipality and is removed from the office of the head of the municipality on his free will or because of an expression of no confidence to him by the population in accordance with the procedure defined by the charter of the municipality, or was removed from this office by the President of the Russian Federation, the top executive of the subject of the Russian Federation (the head of the highest executive body of state power of a subject of the Russian Federation) shall not be nominated as a candidate at the election called because of such circumstances.
7. In a repeat election or a by-election held to fill a vacancy of a deputy in an operating legislative (representative) body of state power, a representative body of local self-government, a person who is a deputy (member) of such body shall not be nominated as a candidate.
8. A citizen of the Russian Federation who is not entitled to a passive electoral right at the relevant election shall not be nominated as a candidate.
9. A candidate shall not be nominated, at one and the same election, in more than one electoral district. This rule shall not apply when a candidate is nominated by one and the same electoral association, electoral bloc at one and the same election in a single-seat (or a multi-seat) electoral district and on a list of candidates.
10. A candidate shall not, at one and the same election, give consent to nomination by more than one nomination initiator.