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Saturday, March 17, 2018

“The cynical use of administrative resources”: Pamfilova demanded to check the electoral system of St. Petersburg

After the scandal in the elections of the Deputy of the state Duma from the South-East one-mandatory district of St. Petersburg city election system for the charity checks and even, perhaps, dismissal. On Wednesday, the Chairman of the CEC of Russia Ella Pamfilova harshly criticized the organization held in the Northern capital, election, demanding to check the operation of all precinct and territorial election commissions.

photo: Natalia Muslinkina

CEC paid special attention to the situation in Petersburg after complaints from representatives of the “Party of growth” for violations. The results of the voting put forward by the party Oksana Dmitrieva lost to the candidate from “United Russia” Mikhail Romanov 7%.

On Wednesday supported the complaints of the “Party of growth” Pamfilova asked Dmitriev confirm that between them there is friendship, as stated Romanov. The behavior of the candidate from the ruling party angered the head of the CEC. “I think that is not very worthy beginning of the political activity”, – quotes the answer Pamfilova “Fontanka”.

However got from the head of the CEC not only the County election commissions mentioned, but of the whole electoral system of St. Petersburg, reports RIA Novosti.

“Heavy legacy of the 2011 made itself felt. Defiantly cynical use of administrative resource”, – summed up the results of elections in the city Pamfilova, noting that the CEC hopes for improvement were not met. According to her, the St. Petersburg election Commission has not managed to counter the abuse of administrative resources “practically nothing”.

The Chairman of the CEC Nikolai Bulaev, meanwhile, said about the need for a profound reorganization of the electoral system of the city, writes TASS. After reviewing the results of the audit conducted by CEC member Yevgeny Shevchenko, Bulaev also called to dismiss the head of the territorial election Commission (TEC) to organize elections in the South-Eastern constituency. He suggested that the Chairman of the Petersburg municipal electoral Committee Viktor Pankiewicz immediately to consider this matter.

In addition, at the CEC session on Wednesday adopted a resolution on the appeal to the Prosecutor General with the requirement to verify reports of violations. If they revealed violations of the law, the CEC is required to submit claims about cancellation of results of voting. The CEC is interested in the fact that the audit was conducted as quickly as possible.

Overall, at the moment, the results of the vote cancelled in nine polling stations. Two of them in St. Petersburg, two — in Nizhny Novgorod oblast, one each in Adygea, Mordovia, Dagestan, Volgograd and Rostov regions, said Pamfilova. According to the results of the election campaign and the elections instituted 32 criminal cases.


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