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Regional Court did not let YABLOKO to participate in the election campaign to the Sverdlovsk Region parliament

Press Release

February 26, 2010

Sverdlovsk Region Court left without changed the decision of the Electoral Commission not to register YABLOKO in the election campaign to the Sverdlovsk Region parliament. The decision was adopted yesterday night.

The working group of the electoral commission basing on the graphological expertise recognised 56% of the signatures collected by YABLOKO in support of its election list invalid.

The court heard only one expert who explained that “he and his colleagues based on their experience and qualification”. However, he failed to give a detailed answer to a single question, repeating that “such was the result of the expertise”.

The judge ordered a check of the signatures lists, but such a check only verified whether the working group had carefully put the data from the experts into the final protocol. The judge did not doubt the conclusion of the expertise.

The leader of the Sverdlovsk YABLOKO Maxim Petlin said that he expected such a decision of the court, however, he added that in any case YABLOKO would fight until the end. On March 1, Petlin will submit the appeal to the Supreme Court.

See also:

Regional Elections 2010

Chair of Sverdlovsk Electoral Commission Mostovschikov to dismissal! Statement of the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO. February 5, 2010

The Electoral Commission of the Sverdlovsk Region hampers YABLOKO’s campaigning for mandates in the regional parliament. UralInfromBureau. January 12, 2010

Sverdlovsk YABLOKO demands to annul the decision of the electoral commission not to register YABLOKO in the election race. Press Release. February 16, 2010

YABLOKO enters litigation disputing the decision of the regional electoral commission. Press Release, February 19, 2010




Press Release

February 26, 2010