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PERM, July 31. /TASS/. The Parnas party has been rejected registration for election to Perm Duma on Friday, just days after Novosibirsk regional election commission refused to register Parnas for local election.
"Several violations have been found during check of documents provided by RPR-Parnas [former party name]," Perm regional election committee told TASS.
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 [on July 27] 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.