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Monday, March 12, 2018

The results of the elections in single-member districts left opposition outside the Duma

Changes to the electoral system of the Russian Federation has returned to her election in single-mandate constituencies, has played into the hands of the “United Russia” and left the walls of Parliament, representatives of the opposition parties.

photo: Dmitry Katerinov

Currently, after treatment, 90% of the protocols, it is evident that the remains of a four-party state Duma (United Russia, KPRF, LDPR, SR), while there are three “outside” the single-seat districts, which, however, are also relevant to parliamentary parties.

We are talking about the leaders of “Rodina” Alexei Zhuravleva (former member of the EP), “Civic platform” Rifat Shaikhutdinov the (a former member of the liberal democratic party) and independent candidate Vladislav Reznik, previously present in the Duma as a member of the faction “United Russia”, and now, according to RBC, marching independently, so as not to associate the party with a criminal investigation conducted against him in Spain.

Read more about election results for the Communist party.

All the other candidates from opposition parties are unable to beat their rivals: currently, the representatives of the EP are leaders in 203 single-member districts, the remaining seats are divided between KPRF, LDPR and SR.

The biggest defeat was the defeat in the Moscow Tushino district of the Deputy of the state Duma Dmitry Gudkov, who was nominated as part of the Federal dozens of “Apple”, but in the end lost to the candidate from the EP, the former chief sanitary doctor of Russia Gennady Onishchenko. Despite more than 250 of outdoor meetings with voters, 4 thousand supporters and headquarters staff, as well as effective fundraising (fundraising), which was supported by several thousand people, Gudkov remained in second place, and its vicinity, on third, was the representative of the party “Rodina” Igor Korotchenko.

Failure befell another representative of “Apple” dozens, Vladimir Ryzhkov, who was a candidate in the Altai region in Barnaul constituency: to date, the result is less than 12% of the vote, while local Vice-Governor, United Russia Daniil Bessarabov, gaining nearly 37%. Ryzhkov has said that he intends to complain to the CEC about violations in the voting, but previously its head, Ella Pamfilova said he believes the elections in all single-member districts held.

Could not get into the top three in the Pskov region and another representative of the “Yabloko” Lev Shlosberg.

The only hope after the elections the party a while connected with Deputy Grigory Yavlinsky Nikolai Rybakov, who was elected in St. Petersburg, but in the end he concedes to the representative of the Communist party of the Director Vladimir Bortko.

Thus, none of the representatives of the Yabloko failed to win a mandate in the State Duma.

No better was the situation for candidates from Parnassus, one of the leaders of the Federal trio, Professor Andrei Zubov, who put forward one of the main ideas of his program returning citizens lost their ancestors after the revolution of ownership, according to preliminary estimates, will take second or third place in the elections in the Central district of Moscow, losing to the candidate from the EP.

Read PARNAS summarized the results of the election.

Thus, neither of the two parties which had pinned their hopes, the opposition has not got to the Duma representation.

Was not a success and the campaign “fair elections”: the candidates supported by the former head of Yukos of Michael Khodorkovsky. In particular, Maria Baronova, with Zubov on the ballot for the CAO, failed to enter the top three, despite the fact that have collected 15 thousand signatures for his nomination. Do not hit the top three and the other Moscow candidate “Open elections,” Konstantin Jankauskas.

Recall that Yabloko and PARNAS were unable to agree in most cases, not only among themselves but also with the “Open elections”: in the end, almost in all districts, except Tushino, was attended by at least two competing opposition candidate.

In General, experts noted that the elections in single-mandate constituencies did not bring any surprises, because, in addition to United Russia, to win, the representatives of other parties could only where EP pre-shot candidates.

photo: Love Kulyabko

Elections to the State Duma 2016. Chronicle of events

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