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MOSCOW, July 31. /TASS/. Russia’s Central Election Committee (CEC) will consider a complaint filed by Parnas party against Novosibirsk regional election commission that refused to register the party for local election on August 4, CEC press service told TASS on Friday.
Parnas party’s Novosibirsk headquarters head Leonid Volkov earlier published a photo of CEC telegram on his Twitter microblog that notifies part members that a working group session is scheduled for August 4. Parnas representatives will participate in the session via videoconference from Novosibirsk.
CEC press service confirmed that the working group will gather on August 4, while the Central Election Commission may also review Parnas’ complaint at its session on August 5.
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.