MOSCOW - Russian Supreme court has dismissed the appeal of former Central Bank head and Duma deputy Viktor Gerashchenko against Central Election Commission decision not to register him as a presidential candidate.
On Jan., 22 CEC by majority of voices made a resolution, rejecting Gerashchenko candidacy on he basis of him being proposed not by the party bloc Motherland but by one of the parties constituting it.
Gerashchenko’s lawyer tried to prove to court that law allows it. But CEC representative stated that to nominate a candidate an electoral party bloc must have repeated all the procedures to forming an electoral bloc for participation in presidential elections. “No succession rule is applied here”, she said, according to Izvestia.
Gerashchenko can appeal against court decision within ten days. He said that his decision regarding this will depend on several factors, including the situation with registration of Sergey Glaziev, Motherland bloc leader, who had nominated himself for presidency.