The head of the Fund of struggle against corruption Alexei Navalny, who declared the desire to participate in the presidential elections in 2018, could not run for the presidency, the statements of the speaker of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin, was quoted by the newspaper “Vedomosti”.

“His intent should first and foremost be guided by the law. If the law allows him, then it is possible for something to argue. And when the law does not allow, why do some people mislead?” – said Volodin, without names and surnames of the opposition, and only using pronouns.

Navalny announced about the intention to participate in elections on December 13. The right to run he got after the decision of the Supreme court. In September, the Supreme court, to enforce the decision of the European court of human rights overturned the conviction of opposition leader in the “case “Kirovec”.

Peskov said on the question of the nomination “absolute liberal” Putin’s election in 2018

In this case the head of the Fund of struggle against corruption were convicted for serious article that didn’t allow him to participate in the elections. A suspended sentence in the “case Yves Rocher” were not taken into account, since the sentence was imposed under the article of average weight, that is not stopping the nomination.

As reported by “Vedomosti”, a remark of the journalist that Bulk can be elected, Volodin said, “I’m not ready to interpret your interpretation. Because if the law is observed today, then we have to come out of this. Then it is necessary to dream about something else, not about the election. And if we begin to tie to the decisions that are taken somewhere, and then refers to this rule – it can be a lot to discuss and to agree to not understand why”.

Earlier, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov saidthat the Kremlin “does not” relate to the extension of the Bulk. However, a Kremlin source Bloomberg, participated in the discussion of the question of participation of opposition in elections, saidthat the Russian authorities are positive about the intention of the Bulk, as it will help to legitimize the elections themselves.

Speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin “banned” Navalny to participate in elections, forgetting the Supreme court’s decision 22.12.2016

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