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YABLOKO prepares protest actions in connection with withdrawal of the party from elections

Press Release
February 7, 2011

YABLOKO prepares protest actions in connection with withdrawal of YABLOKOs candidates from regional elections in Russia that have to take place in March 2011.

YABLOKOs lists were withdrawn from elections to the Legislative Assembly of the Tambov region and the Municipal Council of Stavropol.

YABLOKOs candidates who had to run in single-mandate electoral districts will not be able to run in seven regions.

However, after YABLOKOs leader Sergei Mitrokhin spoke about this during a programme broadcast by the Echo Moskvi radio station where he criticized the President, the situation has somewhat improved. Dmitry Medvedevs statement that the political system had become more just and there had been less criticism of the electoral process did not reflect the real situation, Mitrokhin said.

The following day the decision on non-registering YABLOKO at election to the City Duma of Vladimir was revoked. Several days earlier the electoral commission labeled 500 signatures out of total 3,000 as defective, despite YABLOKOs readiness to bring the persons who had signed the lists thus proving that the signatures were authentic.

See also:

Regional Elections 2011



Press Release
February 7, 2011

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