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A memorial action of the deceased fair elections took place by the Central Electoral Commission Moscow office and in other cities

Press Release

December 4, 2012

A memorial action of the deceased fair elections has begun by the Central Electoral Commission Moscow office and in other cities. The action was launched by YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin by laying flowers to the Central Electoral Commission Moscow office at noon.

December 4 marks a mournful date. A year ago our country suffered a terrible loss: elections to the State Duma which took place on this day hammered the last nail in the coffin of fair elections. On this sad anniversary of the death of this most important democratic procedure Mitrokhin invited everyone to honour the memory of the deceased and bring white carnations to the main entrance of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) office.

Police and riot police have been on guard by the CEC office since morning.

However, the police do not prevent laying of the flowers to the CEC office at Bolshoi Cherkassky 9. Activists lay flowers on a wide window sill of the old mansion.

Answering journalists questions about YABLOKO reaction on the CEC statement that if YABLOKO did not recognize the results of the voting, then it would be "logical" for YABLOKO to refuse the state financing [allotted to all the political parties in Russia that obtaining over three 3 per cent at the elections].

A year has passed but Vladimir Churov, [head of the Central Electoral Commission], has not realized that votes were stolen from us, it was not us who stole the votes. And the money we get comes from our voters, and Churov does not have any right to recommend what we should do with this money because it is out of his competence, Mitrokhin said.

Mitrokhin also noted that a party gets funding for every vote cast for the party at elections. The stolen votes mean that funds were stolen from us, he added.

Today YABLOKO activists have been laying white carnations to electoral commissions in Ufa, Saransk, Kazan, Izhevsk, Voronezh, Kirov, Penza, Pskov, Ryazan, Smolensk, Tula, Vladimir, Vologda and Novgorod.

Photographs and a video

 

See also:

State Duma Elections 2011

Sergei Mitrokhin: December 4 marks commemoration of fair elections. Sergei Mitrokhins blog at the Ekho Moskvi Radio Station web-site, November 28, 2012

 

 

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