MOSCOW, August 31 (RIA Novosti) - Former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky has the right to stand for election since the court's sentence has not yet come into effect, head of the Central Election Committee Alexander Beshnyakov said Wednesday.
"According to article 32 of the Russian Constitution, any citizen may vote and be elected if he or she has not been imprisoned by a court order or not deemed legally incompetent by a court decision," Veshnyakov said.
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During the 11th Annual Meeting to be held in Sochi from October 22 to 24, experts of the Valdai International Discussion Club will focus on whether the global community will develop ground rules for the world politics or whether it will be a game without any rules where everyone fend for themselves.