Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny, speaking in Moscow, called future of the registered candidates on elections of the President of the Russian Federation to refuse to participate in the election race five days before its completion, wrote «Rain».
Such a scenario Navalny suggested in case of the CEC refused to register him as a presidential candidate. The politician added that in case of non-admission to elections will strike voters.
The opposition leader said that the participants of the election campaign will be able to use a public platform to criticize the government and nobody opposes this.
«Say! If it’s so important and is the main goal, do it. But when you do it and fulfill his supermizzou, five days before the election, you will need to do that? To withdraw their candidacy in protest», – he said.
The politician said that the elections cannot be considered real if they are not allowed the «main candidate».
«Tell him you want no part in a shameful, indecent procedure with pre-programmed ballot. Win elections, if they are not real. To compel the Kremlin to declare a new election, but to register all candidates. It would be fair and in the interests of the country,» he concluded.
Today in Moscow, Vladivostok, Novosibirsk and Krasnoyarsk have passed the meeting of initiative groups of voters which nominated Navalny as a candidate in presidents of Russia. All scheduled meetings of initiative groups on the nomination of policy in 20 cities of Russia.
Navalny announced the decision to participate in the presidential elections in December 2016. He said he goes to the polls «program on how to make Russia a fair and modern.» Chairman of the Central election Commission of the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova said that Navalny may take part in the presidential elections in 2018, but only if it will remove his criminal record or to change the law.
According to the Russian law «On elections of the President,» if a politician is running as an independent candidate, you must be an initiative group consisting of at least 500 people. After registration this group, the candidate have to open the election Fund. The independent candidate must collect 300 thousand signatures in his support. To start the collection of signatures allowed from the day will be paid by the manufacturer of the signature sheets, printed money from the Fund of the candidate.
Presidential elections in Russia will be held on 18 March 2018. At the moment about the plans of the extension, said Sobchak, Zhirinovsky, businessman Sergei Polonsky, journalist Catherine Gordon, the Russian blogger Nigerian-born Samson Sholademi, business Ombudsman Boris Titov and others. Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov asked the party not to nominate him.
Acting President Vladimir Putin announced his intention to run on December 6. He will go to elections as the independent candidate.
On December 22 Congress of the «Yabloko» party has officially nominated an opposition politician Grigory Yavlinsky as a presidential candidate of the Russian Federation.
Navalny called on candidates to withdraw five days before the presidential elections in case of non-admission 24.12.2017