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Press release, 27.10.2000
Deputies from the Yabloko and Union of Right-Wing Forces (SPS) factions in the State Duma ask the Supreme Court to consider Rutskoi’s complaint before the second round of the election

Head of the SPS faction in the State Duma Boris Nemtsov and Deputy Head of the Yabloko faction Sergei Ivanenko forwarded, together with a number of

other deputies a collective application to the Chairman of the Supreme Court Vyacheslav Lebedev, requesting that he consider the complaint of the present governor of Kursk Region, Alexander Rutskoi, by November 5 (the date of the second round of the gubernatorial election in the region).

The Kursk Regional Court removed Rutskoi from the elections only several

hours before actual voting in the first round, after deciding that Rutskoi had committed a number of violations of the law.

In particular, the court found that the information supplied by Rutskoi on his personal property was untrue and also asserted that he used his post for personal benefit during the election campaign.

On Thursday Rutskoi forwarded a complaint to the Supreme Court of the RF.

A group of the Duma deputies from the SPS and the Yabloko factions and other deputies notified the Chairman of the Supreme Court in their letter that the SPS faction had officially submitted to the Duma a draft law on amendments to the present laws, to prevent developments in the Kursk region being repeated at other federal and regional elections in the future.

Based on Interfax reports.

See also:

Grigory Yavlinsky criticizes the decision of the Kursk regional court to annul the registration of Rutskoi for the gubernatorial elections


Sergei Ivanenko speaks out in favour of the development of electoral laws