Golos: Main news of the week: 5th - 11th August 2019.

posted 13 Aug 2019, 12:01 by Translation Service   [ updated 13 Aug 2019, 12:08 ]
11 August 2019


Everything you need to know about last week’s elections



Political crisis in Moscow worsened by the Central Election Commission

Our hopes did not materialise: the Central Election Commission sided with the Moscow City Electoral Commission, refusing to recognise the complaints of unregistered candidates for deputies of the Moscow City Duma. You can read more about this on the "Zakon" news agency page.

Golos was forced to make an urgent statement, stressing that the CEC had shown bias and violated the principles of candidate equality, which has led to a complete devaluation of the election institution.

Golos experts have also expressed their personal points of view:

The head of the Central Election Commission, Ella Pamfilova, admitted that a vote of no confidence will be passed on Valentin Gorbunov, the chairman of the Moscow City Commission. Can the CEC force the head of the commission to resign? Vitaliy Averin explains.

Context

  • Golos calls for election observation in the Ramensky district of Moscow- Golos

  • City Duma candidates from the Communist Party demand the resignation of the head of the Gorbunov election commission and a recount of signatures - Znak.com

  • The head of the Moscow City Electoral Commission responded to allegations of legal violations of the law - RIA

  • Mikhail Fedotov: Signatures and Votes - Website of the Presidential Council on Human Rights

  • Candidate for governor of St. Petersburg, Vladimir Bortko, threatened with registration cancellation- Znak.com

  • Suspicions arise surrounding documents filled in by a group of mayoral candidates in Novosibirsk - Taiga.Info

  • A political Autumn is coming - Novaya Gazeta

  • The Public Chamber of Tatarstan will deal with election scandals - Kommersant

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Translated by James Lofthouse


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