The EU questioned the presence of political pluralism in Russia after the refusal of the CEC of the Bulk
The European Union has expressed doubt about the existence of political pluralism in Russia after opposition politician Alexei Navalny refused to register for participation in the upcoming presidential election.
“This decision raises serious doubts about the presence of political pluralism in Russia and democratic prospects in the upcoming 2018 election. Politically motivated judicial decisions should not be used for prohibition of participation in political life” — leads TASS words of the official representative of the European external action service Maya Kosyanchich.
Yesterday Alexei Navalny formally refused registration as a candidate in presidents of the Russian Federation because of a conviction for a serious article. He described the motivation of the CEC “legal lace” and urged the Commission to consider “context of situation” and the decision of the European court of human rights in his case. The head of the CEC, Ella Pamfilova blamed the policy of “brainwashing young people.”