The EP will prohibit the winners of the primaries to refuse to participate in elections

The EP will prohibit the winners of the primaries to refuse to participate in elections


MOSCOW, 22 Oct. The party “United Russia” will prohibit candidates winning in the primary election, to refuse further participation in the election, either to take part in the election from another political party or independent candidate, such a condition would be spelled out in the statement together with other documents you will need to submit to participate in the primaries, said the Secretary of the party’s General Council Sergei Neverov on Thursday.

Earlier it was reported that the EP will hold a preliminary vote before the Duma elections in 2016 at the same time in all regions, tentatively on may 22.

“There is a list of documents that will be required to provide: certificate of education, proof of no criminal record, and personal statement… There are certain commitments that we want to make a statement that if the candidate wins in the procedure of early voting, and invited participation in the elections, he can’t refuse, can’t come from another political party or an independent candidate to go. This will be set out in the statement and will be in a certain condition”, — said Neverov in the meeting of the party devoted to the discussion of the draft of the primaries.

He explained that earlier the party had already faced a problem, when party primaries, information and other support which spent a lot of time and effort, if he wins then “comes in and says I changed my mind, I’m gonna run from the others”.

“But this period he worked with us, got some support, some promotion, and then takes the decision…” — said the Secretary of the UR General Council.