Sands: appeals to boycott the elections need to check for compliance with the law


MOSCOW, December 26. /TASS/. Calls to boycott the presidential elections in Russia, which will be held in March 2018, you need to check for compliance with the Russian legislation.

This was stated to journalists the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the position of blogger Alexei Navalny, whom the CEC refused to register as a candidate in presidents of the Russian Federation for criminal record.

“Calls to boycott, of course, be very careful the study for compliance or conflict with our laws,” – said Peskov.

He also noted that the non-participation of Navalny in presidential elections will not affect their legitimacy. “Of course, the lack of participation [in the elections] one wishing to become a candidate due to the fact that his case does not fall under the legislation in no way can affect the legitimacy of the elections”, – said the representative of the Kremlin. While Peskov did not comment on the decision of the Central election Commission in Bulk. “The CEC is guided solely by the current electoral legislation of the Russian Federation”, – said the press Secretary of the President.

Earlier, the CEC refused to register the initiative group of Navalny in connection with convictions under the criminal code, which applies to felonies “Misappropriation and embezzlement” (up to 10 years of imprisonment). Navalny was convicted according to this article in 2017, in the case of “Kirovles”. Blogger has pouncil five years probation for a year and five months.

According to the legislation of the Russian Federation, the Russians, who were sentenced to imprisonment for committing a grave or especially grave crimes and having an unexpunged or outstanding conviction on the day of the vote, are not eligible. After the redemption or withdrawal conviction for a serious crime, they may not be elected for another 10 years and 15 years, ESL has been committed a particularly serious crime.

The blogger also received 3.5 years probation in the case of misappropriation of company funds “Yves Rocher East” together with his brother Oleg (he got 3.5 years in a General regime colony). The court ruled against the brothers sentence under article 159.4 (“Fraud in the sphere of entrepreneurial activities”, later the article is no longer in force) and paragraph “a” of part 3 of article 174.1 of the criminal code (“Legalization of money or other property by a group of persons on preliminary arrangement”).

If this Bulk still declares its intention to participate in the presidential campaign, arguing that, according to the Constitution, the right to be elected is not only the one who contains in prison.

The head of the CEC of the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova has repeatedly explained that the Bulk at the moment may not stand for election due to the existing criminal records, it drew the attention of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation. According to her, the blogger will be able to participate in the elections after 2028.

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