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Russian opposition party files complaint over refusal to register it for local election

July 30, 2015, 14:59 UTC+3 MOSCOW
On July 27, The Novosibirsk regional election commission refused to register the Parnas party (part of Russia's Democratic Coalition) for election of deputies to regional legislative assembly
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Central Election Committee chairman Vladimir Churov

Central Election Committee chairman Vladimir Churov

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MOSCOW, July 30. /TASS/. Russia's Parnas opposition party has filed a complaint Thursday to Russia’s Central Election Commission (CEC) for refusal of Novosibirsk regional election commission to register it for local election.

"The complaint was registered," CEC press service told journalists adding that it consists of 10 pages and has 306 pages of supplements.

CEC head Vladimir Churov said earlier that one complaint had been filed to the Central Election Commission, refusing to specify who had filed the complaint.

On July 27, Novosibirsk regional election commission refused to register the Parnas party (part of Democratic Coalition) for election of deputies to regional legislative assembly. "Our decision made today was justified both from material and procedural point of view. I have always called for staying in the legal framework. The party has an opportunity to appeal the decision in higher election commission or regional court," head of Novosibirsk election commission Yury Petukhov said.

Only 10,340 signatures supporting the Parnas party were recognized as valid while the minimum number of signatures required for registration stands at 10,657. The session of the working group checking the validity of signatures supporting Parnars lasted for 10 hours.

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