The Kremlin considers it necessary to carefully check the calls to boycott presidential elections of Russia on the compliance with the law. This was stated to journalists the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, reports RIA Novosti on Tuesday, 26 Dec.
“It is rather the prerogative of the CEC, we do not comment in this case, the decision of the CEC, and the CEC is guided solely by the current electoral legislation of the Russian Federation”, — said the representative of the Kremlin.
Peskov also stressed that the absence of one of the possible candidates “due to the fact that his case does not fall under the law”, could not affect the legitimacy of the elections.
December 25, the Central election Commission rejected opposition leader Alexei Navalny the registration of the initiative group in support of his nomination for the presidential elections in Russia in 2018. The reason for the refusal was the conviction for a serious article. Then opposition leader urged his supporters to ignore the vote. He also intends to appeal the CEC decision in court.
The Russian presidential election will take place on 18 March 2018. At present there is registration of candidates. Independent candidates must apply no later than January 7, candidates from political parties — no later than January 12.More important news Telegram-channel “Tape days”. Signed!