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Opposition candidates should prepare for elections, and not to put pressure on the election Commission, said Saturday, July 20, the Agency “Interfax” a member of Mothersurname Dmitry Reut.
He was commenting on the claim of Alexei Navalny, voiced during a rally on Sakharov Avenue, to register for a week of all opposition candidates.
“We follow the law, not an appeal from the stands in Russia in General, the rule of law and the rule of law,” said Reut, stressing that the pressure on election commissions “useless.”
“Actually, this is an attempt of political blackmail. Do not give out your personal emotions and grievances to present as legal basis, it is better to elections must prepare”, — said the member of Moscow election Committee.
Earlier during a rally in support of independent candidates for the Moscow city Duma Navalny said: “Either until next Saturday to register all, or next Saturday, all going from the mayor of Moscow”.
According to police, the rally on Sakharov Avenue was attended by 12 thousand people. Organization “White counter” announced on Twitter that came to the rally, 22.5 thousand people.
The official event was organized by the libertarian party of Russia. The protesters gathered to support Lyubov Sobol, Ilya Yashin, Ivan Zhdanov and other candidates who refused to register.
The Moscow city Duma elections will be held in a single voting day, September 8.
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