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Article 50
 

1. Not later than after ten days after the receipt of documents necessary for the registration of a federal list of candidates or, in the event of putting up an electoral deposit, after the wiring thereof to the account of the CEC and the CEC shall adopt a resolution on the registration of a federal list of candidates or on the grounded refusal of such registration.


2. The resolution on the registration of a federal list of candidates shall contain the time and the date of registration.


3. In the event it should be decided against the registration of a federal list of candidates, the CEC shall be obliged within three days from the adoption of such decision to issue an authorized agent of a political party a copy of the decision that explains the reasons of refusal. Rejection may be justified by the following reasons:


1) non-compliance with the requirements of nomination of a federal list of candidates provided for in the Federal Laws “On Political Parties”, “On Basic Guarantees” and in this Federal Law;


2) lack among the documents submitted for the registration of a federal list of candidates of documents necessary in accordance with this Federal Law for the registration of a federal list of candidates;


3) the presence on the day before the session of the CEC, which is to consider the question of a federal list of candidates' registration, among the documents submitted in accordance with Articles 42 and 46 of this Federal law, documents drawn up in violation of the requirements provided for in subsections 3 - 5 of Article 38, part 4 and 6 of Article 39, paragraphs 1 - 5 and 8 of Article 42 of this Federal law (except in cases of information for individual candidates on the federal list of candidates);


4) absence of any information provided for in paragraphs 1 - 3, and 5 of Article 42 of this Federal law (except in cases of absence of information in respect of individual candidates on the federal list of candidates) on the day preceding the day of the session of the CEC, which is to consider the question of a federal list of candidates for registration in the documents submitted in accordance with Article 42 of this Federal law;


5) established by the decision of the court the fact of non-compliance with the political party of restrictions imposed by paragraph 1 or 1.1 of Article 56 of the Federal Law "On Basic Guarantees";


6) established by the decision of the court the fact of vote buying by political party, its authorized representative, authorized representative, as well as acting on their behalf by another person or entity; sufficient number of authentic signatures of voters are submitted for the registration of a federal list of candidates, or five or more per cent of signatures selected for the verification are acknowledged inauthentic and (or) void signatures of voters;


7) a political party has not created its electoral fund. The lack of cash therein shall not serve as a reason for refusal of registration;


8) expenditures made by a political party for the needs of its election campaign from other sources than its electoral fund and electoral funds of its regional chapters exceed five per cent of the maximum limit of all expenditures from an electoral fund set forth by this Federal Law; 9) expenditures made by a political party for the needs of its election campaign exceed five per cent of the maximum limit of all expenditures from an electoral fund set forth by this Federal Law;


10) the number of candidates excluded from the federal list of candidates at the volition of these candidates, at the decision of a political party (with an exception of force majeure circumstances) and at the decision of the CEC adopted in line with Clause 4 of this Article exceeds twenty five per cent of the total number of candidates on an federal list of candidates;


11) authorized agents or proxies of a political party more than once took advantage of their office;


12) disposal of the candidates from the federal list of candidates, which resulted in the number of regional candidate groups appeared less than twenty-six;


13) for the federal list of candidates nominated by a political party, which is subject to part 3 of Article 44 of this Federal law, - availability of voter signatures submitted in support of the nomination of a federal list of candidates, more than 10 percent of the signatures collected in a place where, in accordance with this federal law prohibited the collection of signatures;


14) for the federal list of candidates nominated by a political party, which is subject to part 3 of Article 44 of this Federal law, - insufficient number of valid signatures submitted in support of the nomination of a federal list of candidates or the identification of more than 5 percent invalid signatures of voters of the total number of signatures to be checked;


15) for the federal list of candidates nominated by a political party, which is subject to part 3 of Article 44 of this Federal law, - absence among the documents submitted to the CEC, the documents referred to in paragraph 2 of Article 46 of this Federal law.


4. The CEC shall exclude a candidate from a federal list of candidates if:


1) the candidate does not possess a right to be elected;


2) the candidate did not indicate the information on the criminal conviction;


3) the court of law determines that the candidate during the campaign period has not complied with the restrictions imposed by paragraph 1 or 1.1. of Article 56 of this Federal Law;


4) the candidate more than once has taken advantage of his office;


5) the candidate is included in another federal candidate list;


6) the presence in the federal list of candidates nominated by a political party a member of another political party;


7) the absence among the documents submitted to the CEC in accordance with Article 42 of this Federal Law, the documents required in accordance with parts 2, 3, 5 and 8 of Article 42 of the Federal Law for the registration of a candidate included in the federal list of candidates ;


8) the presence on the day before the CEC session on registration documents submitted in accordance with Article 42 hereof, documents drawn up in violation of the requirements stipulated by parts 2, 3, 5 and 8 of Article 42 of this Federal law; 


9) absence in documents submitted in accordance with Article 42 of this Federal law, any information in relation to the candidate provided for in paragraphs 2, 3 and 5 of Article 42 of this Federal law on the day before the session on registration;


10) the presence of the fact of registration of the candidate in single-mandate electoral district as a self-nominated candidate or as a candidate nominated by another political party;


11) non-compliance with requirements established by part 13 of Article 4 of this Federal Law. 5. In the event the registration of a federal list of candidates should be refused its second nomination shall not be banned provided the procedure and terms set forth by this Federal Law is complied with.


6. In the event evidence should be revealed of the criminal or administrative offence the CEC shall pass to the law enforcement bodies, court of law the corresponding documents and materials for the offence to be investigated and decided upon.


7. The Resolution of the CEC on the registration of a federal list of candidates or on the refusal of such registration may be appealed by a political party or a candidate in the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation which shall examine the complaint within 10 days after the day it is filed. This time limit cannot be restored.


8. After the registration of a federal list of candidates a candidate on such list shall acquire a status of a registered candidate. Each registered candidate shall be issued a certificate.


9. Registered federal lists of candidates and information of the candidates thereon shall be within 48 hours passed by the CEC to the representatives of the mass media. The information on property and income of registered candidates subject to the obligatory publication shall be specified by the CEC.


10. DEC and TEC not later than fifteen days prior to the day of elections shall place on the stands in their premises information on registered candidates specified in parts 3 to 5 Article 78 of this Federal Law. Information on cancellation of registration of registered federal lists of candidates, on the quitting of candidates from the registered federal list of candidates shall be placed in the same way. Information on registered candidates and political parties which registered federal lists of candidates shall be placed in the order as in the ballot.


11. In the event that less than two federal lists of candidates are registered 35 days before the voting day, the voting day of deputies of the State Duma at the decision of the CEC shall be postponed by no longer than two months to allow an additional nomination of federal lists of candidates and execution of further electoral actions.