December 26, 2017 – FRN –
Oppositionist Alexei Navalny is calling for a boycott of presidential elections. This call should be examined for its legality, commented Dmitry Peskov, the presidential press secretary.
He said the non-participation of Navalny in the elections does not affect the legitimacy of the elections.
Navalny has recently attempted to officially register as a presidential candidate, but the Central Election Commission to register Navalny because of a criminal record.