The Central Election Commission (CEC) excluded Nikolai Kuzmin, a member of the Pskov council of the party’s branch, from Yabloko’s lists for elections to the State Duma. About it informs Interfax.
The registration of a candidate in a single-mandate constituency was canceled due to “involvement in the activities of a public movement banned in Russia by a court decision,” the CEC said.
At the end of August, the Pskov Regional Court already stripped off Kuzmina from the election of deputies to the regional assembly. The lawsuit against the mundep was filed by his rival in the district – the former head of the Pskov police department Dzhemal Malyshev, who is running for the State Duma this year from the Russian Party of Pensioners for Social Justice.
To the statement, he attached a screenshot with a photograph of Kuzmin and Alexei Navalny four years ago, photographs from the 2017 rally and a court decision on a fine for the deputy for participating in the January 23 rally. Malyshev referred to the law “on extremist organizations” adopted in the summer. According to document, persons associated with such organizations (in particular, the Anti-Corruption Fund and Navalny’s headquarters) cannot be elected.
Earlier, on August 26, the CEC by decision of the Moscow City Court stripped off from the elections to the State Duma, the head of the Pskov branch of Yabloko Lev Shlosberg. He ran for the lower house of deputies in the Khovrinsky single-mandate constituency # 207. A lawsuit against him was similarly filed by his rival, the candidate from the Green party, Andrei Panaev. The Election Commission of the Pskov Region also banned a politician to participate according to the list in the elections to the regional assembly of deputies.