Nationalist Alexander Belov (Potkin), the former leader of the banned by the Supreme court of the Association “Russian”, will take part in the primaries of the Democratic coalition on the basis of PARNASSUS. This was reported “Interfax” with reference to the statement of the nationalist Committee “the Nation and Freedom” and confirmed to RBC the head of the Central election Commission (CEC) of the democratic coalition Konstantin Merzlikin.
On Wednesday, the CEC accepted a request from Beebe, with the support of the party on December 5 and approved his nomination by a majority of votes, he said. “The situation in which Belov is now (stay in prison), allowing him to participate in the elections because of a court decision on it,” — said Merzlikin.
Now Belov is in jail in connection with the political prosecution, says the report of the Committee “the Nation and Freedom”. Earlier, the opposition nationalists said that they would support themselves and put forward candidates that share their political demands and is ready to cooperate with them.
In addition to Beebe on Wednesday, the Central electoral Commission of the democratic coalition has registered two candidates from the “Party of people’s freedom” — Yulia Yuzik and Jeanne Denisov and Alexander Miscenkova from the “Party of progress”. It was also granted a petition to cancel the registration of supporters of Alexei Navalny — George Alborov and Lyubov Sobol.
Previously, other supporters Navalny announced the release of the democratic coalition because of disagreements with the leadership of the PARNAS on the tactics of the primaries and of drawing up electoral lists. Also from the coalition left the President “the democratic choice” Vladimir Milov. In particular, the opposition were angered by the unwillingness of the chair of PARNAS Mikhail Kasyanov to abandon quotas for first place in the list of the coalition without participating in the primaries.
The primaries of the democratic coalition is scheduled for may 28 and 29 for the formation of the General list of the opposition on the basis of PARNASSUS. It was initially planned that they will be held in late April, but election Commission, the primaries have decided to extend the deadline of registration of candidates and voters due to the small number of registrants — at the time of adoption of this decision on the website registered a total of 8 thousand voters instead of the expected 100 thousand.