Tag: law banning convicted felons from holding office

Russian Deputies Ready to Allow Criminals to Run For Office

October 28, 2013

Current election law in Russia bans anyone convicted of a serious crime from ever holding public office. This is one reason that the court case against opposition candidate Alexei Navalny is significant — though his sentence has been suspended, he is still a convicted felon, and so would be unable to run for office under […]