In Novosibirsk seized copies of the Bulletin “Truth” campaigning in favor of the candidate in presidents of Russia from the Communist party Pavel Grudinina. Party leader Gennady Zyuganov made a statement in which he called this act “administrative arbitrariness”. However, the Secretary of the Central electoral Commission in this respect a different opinion, which she shared on January 22 with TASS.
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“According to our information, was released material is sufficiently substantial circulation (it is 400 thousand copies) without payment from selective Fund, and containing signs of election campaign,” – said Grishin.
In addition, she reminded that all campaign materials must be paid for from the electoral Fund of a candidate and to have the appropriate mark. No other claims to the content of the Bulletin no, said the CEC Secretary.
At the meeting of the CEC Commission member and a representative of the interests of the Communist party Eugene Kolyushin said that the purpose of the “Truth” was to inform residents of the region about candidate Grudinin, and not campaigning for him.
The Deputy Chairman of the CEC Nikolai Bulaev in turn, said that the Communist party conducted preliminary consultations with the CEC long before the release of this material was made known: the newsletter material is not to fully comply with the current legislation, however, despite the warning, the material was published.
Recall that the same fate has befallen the circulation of the Bulletin “Truth” in Buryatia. According to local Communists, the reason for this was the lack of a single line, containing information about the payment of the Bulletin from the electoral Fund of Pavel Grudinina.