All Posts Tagged With: "Central Electoral Commission"

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Electoral Monitors Are Western Spies–Russian Official

Russia’s Central Electoral Commission has accused electoral monitors from the Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe of working as Western intelligence agents, and serving as an instrument of political pressure.

Jul 24, 2008 | Continued
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Communist Party Disputes Russian Election Results

The Communist Party of the Russian Federation will appeal to the country’s Supreme Court in an effort to annul the results of December 2007 Parliamentary elections.

May 22, 2008 | Continued
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Russian Parliament Severely Restricts Referendums (updated)

New legislation enacted by Russia’s State Duma limits what issues can be solved by national referendums. Critics believe this is the latest step to limit the ability of ordinary Russian citizens to participate in running their country.

Apr 8, 2008 | Continued
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Russia Has Enough Electoral Monitors – Churov

Russia’s Central Electoral Commission has reiterated that electoral monitors will be on hand to observe many regions, even as nearly every international delegation has withdrawn its teams.

Feb 27, 2008 | Continued
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Russian Members of Parliament Challenge Legitimacy of Presidential Campaign

31 deputies of Russia’s State Duma have filed a motion questioning the legitimacy of the presidential electoral campaign in Russia.

Feb 20, 2008 | Continued
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Russian University Closed Over Electoral Monitoring Course

A top Russian University has been shut by Russian authorities for claims that its buildings pose a “fire risk”. University staff believe the real reason for its closure is an electoral monitoring program offered at the school.

Feb 12, 2008 | Continued
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Electoral Body Challenges Candidate’s Income Declarations

Russia’s Central Electoral Commission has challenged the income declarations of three presidential candidates. Dmitri Medvedev, the leading candidate, has been spared, although his stated salary of $71,000 seems surprisingly low for the chairman of the country’s natural gas monopoly.

Jan 31, 2008 | Continued
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Kasyanov Candidacy Rejected By Russian Electoral Commission

Russia’s Central Electoral Commission has refused to register Mikhail Kasyanov as a presidential candidate. Kasyanov, an independent contender, has forsworn the rejection as politically-motivated, and has called on supporters to boycott the election.

Jan 28, 2008 | Continued
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Last Opposition Candidate Pressured to Step Down in Russia

Russia’s Central Electoral Commission will likely disqualify Mikhail Kasyanov, the last remaining Presidential candidate from the liberal opposition. Aggressive means are being used to investigate Kasyanov’s qualifying signatures, and prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation against the candidate.

Jan 23, 2008 | Continued
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Record Numbers of Absentee Ballots Printed in Russia

Russia’s Central Electoral Commission has prepared historic numbers of absentee ballots for the upcoming presidential election. Critics have charged that these types of ballots were used to falsify votes in past elections.

Jan 19, 2008 | Continued