The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation refused to consider the claim of the Yabloko party to the Central Election Commission on the recognition of illegal the resolution on the closure of public access to video broadcasts from polling stations. About it writes “MBH Media”, which found the relevant information in files court.
The court refused to accept the claim on July 21, the day after it was filed, but the reasons for this decision were not specified.
Earlier, the Yabloko party asked to declare illegal the decision of the commission to restrict access to video recordings from polling stations. The head of the Central Election Commission, Ella Pamfilova, in turn, called Yabloko’s lawsuit “somewhat petty”.
July 14 the Central Election Commission of Russia published a new procedure for video surveillance at polling stations. Now only “participants in the political process” will have access to a single open portal for observing the voting: central, regional, territorial and precinct election commissions, as well as observation centers, political parties and candidates.
Lawyer and co-chairman of the Golos movement Andrei Buzin in a conversation with The Insider notedthat the CEC decision discredits the principle of open and transparent elections, and also once again proves the existence of violations in the voting process.