The Kremlin has taken a definite decision not to allow the opposition leader Alexei Navalny as a candidate in presidents of Russia. About it “Russian service Bi-bi-si” on condition of anonymity, said the administration of the President and confirmed familiar with the situation source.
The publication notes that this decision was taken after several months of non-public consultations.
Previously, on 17 October, the CEC Chairman, Ella Pamfilova said that by law, Navalny will run for a criminal record only “somewhere in 2028 plus five months.” “And now for the age? Whole life ahead of you, so it comes from that. The flag in his hands!” — said the head of the CEC held in Sochi, the XIX world youth forum and students.
Navalny has previously stated that the right to be elected to the highest office in 2018, as the Constitution forbids to stand only to those who are in places of imprisonment, and he sentenced conditionally.
On 29 September the opposition leader was detained in his house “for repeated calls to participate in uncoordinated public event.” October 2, the Simonovsky court of Moscow arrested him for 20 days.
Brothers Oleg and Alexei Navalny found guilty on charges of embezzlement of company funds “Yves Rocher” in December 2014. He received 3.5 years of imprisonment and 5 years probation, which in August 2017 was extended, and Oleg — 3.5 years in a General regime colony.
The Russian presidential election to be held on 18 March 2018. In accordance with the Constitution, the President is elected by direct universal secret ballot for a term of six years.