The candidate to the municipal Council in the Moscow district of South Butovo Eugene Monin. Running with the support of “Open Russia”, has filed a lawsuit on the removal of his rival from the liberal democratic party Sergei Ershov: he challenges his registration due to the presence in the financial report of the last row to the cost of “extortion and kickbacks” and “girls rosy”. The case could become a precedent, as this “joke” made by other candidates of the party.
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In the statement of claim Monin recalls that “bribes and kickbacks” and “girls ruddy” instead of “public events” and “on payment of works (services) information and Advisory nature” violate the established form of reporting, and consequently, can be the reason for the withdrawal of candidates.
While the two previous claim for cancellation of registration has already been brought to court did not lead to the result, but found out that the amended report candidate Yershov was submitted late the maximum authorized term, which, however, did not prevent the election Commission of southern Butovo to accept it.
According to the lawyer of the “Open Russia” Eugene Poroshina, the chances of satisfaction with the current claim is, although quantifying them is difficult. In his opinion, “elections without such jokes is almost completely discredited election, our voters in election does not believe. It is evident from the level of turnout, which had been falling for the last few years. In the elections to the Yaroslavl regional Duma, the turnout was slightly more than 6.5%. In fact the elections at this level of turnout is impossible.”
Poroshin said that he believes a breach of financial reports not just formal, because, even if candidates from the liberal democratic party had signed the report without looking, they in case of a victory on elections will also not looking to sign and local budgets and legal acts. “So it is a feature of the candidates, too,” — concluded the lawyer.