The official nomination of Gennady Zyuganov as a candidate for the presidency should be held at the next party congress of the Communist Party, which will be held next month.
Earlier, on the sidelines of the party itself, there was talk of the fact that at the March election, someone else from the list of leaders of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation could be represented as a party candidate. However, this list today is such that in Russia the other party leaders of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation are far from such recognizable characters as Gennady Zyuganov.
Less than a month ago, one of the sociological monitoring services of the country published the results of the survey, which showed the lowest "presidential" rating of the head of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation in recent years. If you believe the results presented, then this rating fell below 4%, which is clearly not enough for confident participation in the elections (if, of course, Gennady Zyuganov is seriously going to compete with them).
A few weeks ago, Ksenia Sobchak, Yekaterina Gordon and several other women "candidates" announced their participation in the elections.