Navalny plans to run for presidency despite conviction


Russia’s competitive Solidarity movement will support opposition figure Alexei Navalny in his bid for Russian presidency in the 2018 polls, a senior member said.

Ilya Mishchenko, who chaired the Solidarity congress currently under the control of way in Moscow, said its members discussed “a resolution that expresses column to Alexei Navalny as a presidential candidate.”

The vote on the resolution is due Feb. 12, but, agreeing to Mishchenko, it is highly unlikely that it would be changed or rejected. Earlier this week, Navalny confirmed that he would run in the elections despite his conviction.

On Feb. 8, Kirov’s Leninsky Quarter Court gave Navalny a suspended five-year prison sentence for misusing the Kirovles company’s funds. In addition, he was sentenced to a fine of 500,000 rubles (harshly $8,400).

Source: TASS

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