The Central election Commission of Russia will determine whether you have the right to run presidential candidates when will be officially launched the election campaign. So the Secretary of the CEC, Maya Grishina said the participation of Alexei Navalny in presidential elections after the verdict in the case of “Kirovles”.
“Based on the circumstances of each candidate, in the course assigned to a specific electoral campaign to each candidate will be treated based on the requirements of the law,” she told reporters today.
On Wednesday, the Leninsky court of Kirov found guilty Alexei Navalny and Peter ofitserova of embezzlement in the case of “Kirovles” and sentenced them to five and four years imprisonment respectively.
Navalny was convicted under part 4 of article 160 of the Russian Criminal code (“Misappropriation and embezzlement”) which provides till 10 years of imprisonment. This crime is classified as serious. According to the law “On basic guarantees of electoral rights,” a citizen may not participate in the elections if he was sentenced to deprivation of freedom for Commission of grave and (or) particularly grave crimes and has on the day of voting not removed and outstanding previous conviction for these crimes.
If this Bulk after the verdict, said that he sees no legal obstacles to its participation in the presidential elections in March 2018, as “the Russian Constitution says clearly that to participate in the election is the one who contains in prison”, and he is sentenced conditionally.
Navalny also said that he will appeal to the constitutional court of the Russian Federation provision of the law prohibiting him to run for President of the Russian Federation with an outstanding conditional term for serious article.