Golos: Main News of the Week: 23 — 29 October 2017

posted 30 Oct 2017, 03:30 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 30 Oct 2017, 03:40 ]

27 October 2017 

Source: Golos 

Golos on the elections 
We have analysed how the new system of voting, based on where a voter actually is, that has replaced the system of absentee voter certificates has been working. The results of our investigation can be read in the latest report by Golos.

The Presidential Human Rights Council has discussed the problems exposed by the Single Voting Day on 10 September 2017. We invite you to read the proposals we presented, some of which were not included in the final report of the Council’s monitoring working group.  

Experts from Golos have taken different views as to the effectiveness of the session of the Human Rights Council and share their impressions of the meeting.

Last Sunday, 22 October, some elections were held in three Russian regions. It was only in Chukotka that candidates from United Russia lost out to independent candidates, taking only one seat of the seven contested.

Representatives of Golos observed elections in Altai region, where it turns out electoral procedures are very poorly known. The details are available in their report.

About Elections – from the News
The head of the Electoral Commission of Saratov region has resigned. — Golos

Election observers in Tatartsan have proposed creating a working group to prevent election fraud. — Golos

The Central Electoral Commission is ready to give its views in court regarding the recount of votes in Timiryazevsky district in Moscow. — Golos

Head of the Central Electoral Commission Ella Pamfilova has spoken in favour of moving the date of the Single Voting Day. — Russian Foundation for Free Elections

The Central Electoral Commission is advocating the creation of groups of independent election observers in all Russian regions. — ТАSS

Head of Tatarstan: “No questions should be asked of school principals on the eve of the elections.” — Inkazan

Supporters of direct mayoral elections in Rostov to go to court. — 161.ru

Former head of a polling district in Magnitogorsk to be prosecuted for electoral fraud. — Znak.com

A "game played behind closed doors”: Nizhny Novgorod court again refuses to hear suit brought by an election observer over alleged malpractice by the local electoral commission. — ”Nizhny speaks”

The General Prosecutor’s Office has announced that Navalny will not be permitted to take part in elections. — RIA Novosti

Chief editor of Ekho Moskvy: Moscow mayoral elections may be moved to March 2018 — Novye izvestiya