The Central Election Commission refused to register Aleksey Navalny as a candidate for the presidency of Russia, Dozd reports.
Members of the CEC stated the failure of Navalny to meet the requirements of the federal law on presidential elections in Russia. We are talking about the existence of his conviction for a serious article of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
"The working group studied these documents in the most careful way," said CEC member Boris Ebzeev. He stressed that on February 8, 2017 Navalny was sentenced by the Leninsky district court of the city of Kirov for five years probation. "The crime that was incriminated to Alexei Anatolievich Navalny (Article 160 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) is considered grave," Ebzeev stressed. Therefore, the CEC can not register Navalny as a presidential candidate.
In turn, the head of the Central Electoral Commission Ella Pamfilova noted that there were no complaints against the documents of Navalny. 12 members of the CEC voted for refusal to register Navalny, one abstained because of a "conflict of interests".
Before that, Navalny addressed the CEC members and said that the commission under both the previous head, Vladimir Churov, and under Ella Pamfilova, "represents the same thing."
The politician stressed that he had proved the falsification of his sentence in the European Court of Human Rights, and his participation in the elections is allowed by the Constitution of Russia.