YABLOKO’s candidates entered three city councils in the Moscow Region
Press release, 21.09.2016
The YABLOKO party will be represented in three city councils of the Moscow region – the cities of Khimki, Zvenigorod and Lobnya.
YABLOKO’s list of candidates gained 9.23 per cent of votes in the election to the city council of Khimki, 8.55 per cent in Zvenigorod, and 5.21 in Lobnya.
YABLOKO also gained 4.1 per cent in the election to the Moscow Region Parliament but failed to clear the threshold of 5 per cent.
“We held an active election campaign but low voters turnout due to lack of trust to the elections played its role. Administrative resource was used against us during the campaign, election fraud and carousels took place, our election observers were forced to leave the polling stations, some reports on the voting results were rewritten,” commented Alexander Gunko, head of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO.