Golos: Main news of the week 21 - 27 October 2019

posted 30 Oct 2019, 14:04 by Translation Service   [ updated 31 Oct 2019, 09:18 by Rights in Russia ]
26 October 2019

Everything you need to know about last week’s elections 


Major Election Fraud in Korolyov Exposed
The highest turnout in Moscow region was 36.4%, and a record percentage of votes for United Russia - 70.6%. Our coordinators Tatyana Yurasova and Inna Karezina conducted a thorough investigation to find out why this was the case. Both ballot stuffing and well-coordinated “work” from the commission members helped too - they coordinated this all in a chat room, and this correspondence became available to public observers. Now you can study it too - and be ready to be horrified by the scale of the deception. On Friday, the falsification investigation working group held its first meeting. Vasily Vaysenberg attended and was amazed - the meeting was held in the office of one of the chat room participants!

Tatyana promised to tell us more about how this investigation was prepared and what was not featured. So, stay tuned for publications on our website.

Falsifiers continue to evade justice
Will the so-called Moscow falsifiers be deservedly punished? It’s not looking good: most of those exposed have got off with a small fine - basically just a slap on the wrist. This can also be seen in the judicial statistics in the first half of 2019. Denis Shadrin analyses this here.

Golos in the field
Last Sunday, a joint team of observers of four movements monitored the elections in Vesyegonsk, which took place on the border of the Tver and Vologda regions. The town is going through hard times, observers saw. You can read more about what occurred here.

There is a new election on Sunday and we will be following what happens in the Altai Region and the Komi Republic. (By the way, we started an Instagram page, where you can find the best photos)

Context
The Moscow regional election committee terminates the powers of the territorial election commission in Balashikha - Golos

Putin has appointed Fadeev as head of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights. Shulman and Chikov have been excluded from the Council - Radio Liberty

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Translated by James Lofthouse

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