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Sergei Mitrokhin: Churov has not realized what happened a year ago

Press Release

December 4, 2012

The Central Electoral Commission (CEC) has not realized what happened in the parliamentary elections on December 4, 2011. It was not the YABLOKO party which stole the votes, votes were stolen from the YABLOKO party. This is how YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin commented on the statement from the CEC press service running that if YABLOKO did not recognize the results of the voting, then it would be "logical" for YABLOKO to refuse state financing [allotted to all the political parties in Russia that obtaining over three 3 per cent at the elections].

Sergei Mitrokhin compared such a proposal on behalf of the CEC for YABLOKO to give up state financing with a situation when a police would suddenly demand money from a robbery victim as they can not find the robbers.

YABLOKO leader also noted that the party had filed hundreds of complaints to courts, but they had been rejected, despite obvious evidence of violations election carousels, stuffing of fraudulent ballots into ballot boxes, ousting of observers from polling stations and faking of final voting protocols.

Mitrokhin also said that he applied to Gennady Zyuganov, Communist Party leader, in April 2012 with a proposal to file a joint lawsuit demanding cancellation of the elections. "Only a few days are left until this plan can be realised," Mitrokhin said.

The CEC issued such a statement in response to Sergei Mitrokhins call to commemorate the sad anniversary of the fraudulent parliamentary elections by laying flowers to the CEC office.

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, Mitrokhin wrote in his blog.

On December 4, YABLOKO activists have been laying flowers at the CEC office (address: Cherkassky per., 9, Moscow), Sergei Mitrokhin has laid flowers at noon.

The action will last all day long. YABLOKO recommend to lay flowers individually not in groups so that to avoid any problems with the police. Laying of flowers is not prohibited by the law.


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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