Tag: Moscow Mayoral Election

Political Leaders and Experts Discuss Navalny’s Suspended Sentence

October 18, 2013

Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny has had his prison sentence suspended, though his conviction for fraud still precludes him from running for public office, at least for now (read our full analysis of here). Below, Slon, an independent news outlet, has posted comments from several high-profile politicians and political thinkers. – Ed. Pavlovsky: “I don’t think […]

Court Clears Putin of Suspicion of Illegally Promoting Sobyanin

October 2, 2013

A Moscow court has decided that the results of the september mayoral election will stand, thus dismissing the complaints brought forward by opposition candidate Alexei Navalny. Most notably, the court decided that President Vladimir Putin did not break campaign laws when he gave an interview the week of the election where he suggested that Navalny […]

Alexei Navalny Ready to Lead the Popular Alliance Party

September 19, 2013

Alexei Navalny has announced his readiness to head the Popular Alliance party created at the initiative of his supporters. As a source in the party leadership told Kommersant, the “formal appearance” of Navalny in the post of leader increases the chances of Popular Alliance to register at the Ministry of Justice, which has twice rejected […]

“People’s Elections Commission” Drives Government Into a Narrow Corridor

September 17, 2013

This editorial by Dmitry Oreshkin in Novaya Gazeta provides a statistical argument that the results of the Moscow Mayoral Election were rigged. However, what’s far more interesting is that Oreshkin also argues that, despite the fact that Sobyanin stole the last few percentage points needed to avoid a runoff, democracy has been achieved. For the first […]

Navalny Submits 448 Complaints to Moscow Courts

September 16, 2013

Moscow courts received 448 claims from Alexei Navalny, an opposition leader, including the principal petition to cancel the results of the elections for the Mayor of Moscow submitted to the Moscow city court. “According to the information on the number of applications for revocation of the local election commissions’ decisions submitted to the district courts, […]

The Mayoral Election Divided Moscow Into Three Parts

September 11, 2013

The following is a translation of the breakdown of the official Moscow mayoral election results by district. Some key facts pop out right away. In the Gagarinsky, where independent monitors reported the fewest amount of irregularities, Navalny actually beat Sobyanin. Furthermore, he scored 7% points higher than Putin’s opponent in the 2012 Presidential election. In […]

A Lazy City

September 10, 2013

Voter turnout in Moscow’s elections was less than 34%, while the sociologists forecasted 45-52%. What’s wrong with Muscovites? That’s what The New Times tried to figure out Six hours after the opening of polling stations the turnout was disastrously low, below 17%, then it went up, but in the end turned out to be still […]

“Victory of Andrei Vorobyov in Moscow Suburbs Totally Expected”

September 9, 2013

This week’s headline concerning Russia’s elections has focused on how United Russia has lost power, or at least has struggled to maintain its power. The most obvious example is in Moscow, where United Russia incumbent Sergei Sobyanin clings to an official vote count that, if it holds, would barely prevent a runoff election. All the […]