Candidates from the opposition parties who will run in
the elections to the Legislative Assembly of the Krasnodar
Territory and Municipal Council of the Yeisk District created
a joint Coordinating Council for counteraction to violations
Total defiance of the law and constitutional rights and liberties
of the citizens has turned into everyday practices in Russia.
The authorities in Yeisk have already tried to prevent the
candidates from the opposition from campaigning. The opposition
parties decided to join their efforts in the fight against
election fraud and created a Single Centre for Response to
Violations at elections.
On September 23, YABLOKO initiated a meeting of the opposition.
The meeting was attended by the candidates from the YABLOKO
party, the Communist Party, the Just Russia party, and independent
The meeting established a Coordinating Council which should
get all information on violations in campaigning and voting
and make decisions on counteracting these violations. Also
it was decided that a joint training of election observers
should be held, and feed-back with members of electoral commissions
should be established.
In addition, the meeting decided to send to letters to the
central and territorial election commissions of the Yeisk
District demanding installation of transparent ballot boxes
in all polling stations in all the precincts. Also the meeting
drafted an appeal to the head of the Yeisk District demanding
to investigation all the facts of the use of administrative
resources by the ruling United Russia party in their election
and Municipal Elections 2012