The presidential candidate of the “Civil initiative”, journalist Ksenia Sobchak has filed a petition in the Supreme court of Russia, demanding to cancel the registration of Vladimir Putin as a candidate in the presidential elections. As you know, the incumbent President will run for a fourth term.
photo: Gennady Cherkasov
Sobchak announced its decision to file a lawsuit with the complaint registration by the Central election Commission of the candidate for Vladimir Putin at the meeting with his supporters in Kursk. Press Secretary presenter Ksenia Chudinova said “the Medusa” that “photo papers from the court and the official release will follow.”
In his statement, Sobchak, who also is a candidate for the presidency in elections in March 2018, points out that Putin “has no right to run and be registered as a candidate in presidents of the Russian Federation”, as already repeatedly took the position.
Blogger Rustem Adagamov said in his Twitter that “violation” refers to part 3 of article 81 of the Russian Constitution (One and the same person cannot hold the office of President of the Russian Federation more than two terms in a row).
Sobchak: “We also believe that the statement of President Medvedev’s support for Putin in 2011 was “a unique recognition of two senior officials of the state in collusion with the purpose of perpetual or long-term anchoring of a post of the President for his band”.
— Rustem Adagamov (@adagamov) 14 Feb 2018
Putin was President for two terms from 2000 to 2008, then four years headed the government. In 2012 he again took the presidency, but already there have been changes in the legislation, and the presidential term was increased from four to six years.
Recall that in January, representatives Sobchak submitted to the CEC and the General Prosecutor’s office a complaint for “illegal campaigning” in the media for Putin. Then the presenter called on to provide each candidate the same amount of airtime on TV channels, how many received Putin in the stories about the collection of signatures in support of it.
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