The Russian Justice Ministry has deferred the registration of a political party of Alexei Navalny's supporters under the title of "People's Alliance" after it was revealed that an organization set up around the Rodnaya Strana (Home Country) Party had been registered under the same name.
On Monday the People's Alliance political party (applicant: Vladimir Ashurkov) was added to the list of political parties posted on the ministry's website, whose state registration was suspended in accordance with article 20 of the federal law "On political parties."
Navalny's People's Alliance held a founding congress on November 17.
The other People's Alliance was formed around Rodnaya Strana Party by political scientist Andrei Bogdanov and registered by the Justice Ministry.
The Justice Ministry refused twice to register Navalny's party due to inaccuracies and contradictions found in some of the provisions in the party's by-laws.
The Justice Ministry's decision to register the party formed around Rodnaya Strana has been appealed through a court, lawyer and (Navalny's) People's Alliance central council member Dmitry Krainev told Interfax earlier.
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