The Russian Central election Commission refused to allow Navalny in presidential elections

The Russian Central election Commission refused to allow Navalny in presidential elections

The Central election Commission of the Russian Federation unanimously adopted the official decision to ban Alexey Navalny to run for presidential elections in 2018.

Reported by the Associated Press.

The Russian Central election Commission refused to allow Navalny in presidential elections

Its decision, the Central election Commission (CEC) explained the conviction of the leader of the Russian opposition on the scandalous case of»Kirovles».

«Has no right to be a citizen, having on the day of nomination the outstanding or not removed a criminal record for a serious crime,» — said CEC member Boris Safarov. «To refuse to register the group of voters created for the nomination of Alexei Navalny».

Recall that the case «Kirovec» is regarded by many solely as a political tool, serving to not to allow the opposition to elections in 2018. Navalny is the most serious contender for the presidency during the reign of Vladimir Putin.

After the decision of the Central election Commission Alexei Navalny has released a video message to his supporters, urging them to boycott the elections. «That’s where you call for to go in 2018 is not an election,» said Navalny. «Only Putin and candidates whom it selects to receive the part. Now to go to the polls is a vote for lies and corruption.»

Speaking to the Central election Commission, Alexei Navalny also said that their decision is not directed against him but «against the 16 thousand people who nominated him and against 200 of the thousands of volunteers who campaigned for him».

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