“All four of our candidates in the second district (where thrown almost 200 votes) is withdrawn from the elections in protest. What is the part, if voting day has not come, and has already thrown 30% of the votes and will be dropped to 50%, I think,” — wrote in his blog the head of the Fund Alexei Navalny.
According to him, the elections in Barvikha should be cancelled, “the organizers of the “early voting” should be prosecuted”, local and regional electoral Commission dissolved and that their activity is investigated.
“The CEC head Ella Pamfilova should resign if these “elections” will be held as scheduled, and their results will be recognized” — said Navalny. According to him, the elections in Barvikha organized “just as a chain of criminal offences” organized “local and regional authorities”, and “the CEC and personally Pamfilova their cover”.
Chief lawyer of FBK Ivan Zhdanov, in turn, decided not to refuse to participate in elections. He wrote in his Facebook that he shared the position of his friends from FBK, but “decided that he would go to the end.”
Zhdanov said that it opened a criminal case. “Barvikha thrown at the newspaper with false articles about me,” he said. “That’s why I’m not going to play. Wants the presidential administration. Everyone to understand that it is useless, that such methods don’t scare me and political rivals not to eliminate,” explained the opposition leader. Candidate status also allows him to retain and to use the opportunity of observation on the voting day, he added.