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Monday, October 24, 2016

Pamfilova: the elections in Barvikha has again begun to register voters

The Chairman of the Central election Commission, Ella Pamfilova at today’s meeting of the CEC stated about irregularities in the elections in different regions. In particular, as reports the Agency “Moscow”, it reported on the use of administrative resources and the mass registration of voters in elections in Barvikha that already caused a scandal last spring.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

Recall that in March 2016 of their intention to participate in elections in the Moscow suburb of Barvikha, said several employees of the Fund of struggle against corruption Alexey Navalny. They explained this as a desire to test the integrity of the work of the CEC, and the need to be closer to the objects of its investigations, the property of senior officials, as they supposed, was obtained illegally.

After check employees of FBK as candidates in the municipal deputies of their opponents have begun to register voters in the district, particularly in those belonging to opponents hotel.

Such mass violations have led not only to the decision of disbanding the electoral Commission and the removal from office of the long head of the Moscow electoral Commission Irek Vildanov, but also to the cancellation of district elections and carry on the single voting day on September 18. However, supporters of Navalny said he would no longer participate in them and questioned the fairness of the upcoming elections all over Russia.

How did the scandal surrounding the elections in Barvikha.

Now, according to Pamfilova, Moscow regional election Commission again notes massive voter registration in the district, but to “keep the situation under control”. The head of the CEC promises to prevent the recurrence of failure of elections.

In addition, she noted the massive use of administrative resources in some regions of the Russian Federation, highlighting among them Yakutia and Samara region. Pamfilova promised that the CEC will contact the Prosecutor’s office, and the election results will report violations to the President of the Russian Federation.

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