| JRL Home | JRL Simple/Mobile | RSS | Newswire | Archives | JRL Newsletter | Support | About
Old Saint Basil's Cathedral in MoscowJohnson's Russia List title and scenes of Saint Petersburg
Excerpts from the JRL E-Mail Community :: Founded and Edited by David Johnson

Opposition Does Not Recognize Duma Elections as Fair

File Photo of Fully Assembled Duma
file photo
MOSCOW. Dec 4 (Interfax) - Several opposition leaders have said they will not recognize the outcome of the Sunday elections to the State Duma, in which United Russia is likely to win a majority of seats, based on preliminary results aired by the Central Elections Commission (CEC). "These are not elections but a huge manipulation," Eduard Limonov, the leader of the unregistered party The Other Russia, told Interfax on Sunday evening.

Limonov was taken to a police station on Sunday evening after being detained for taking part in an unsanctioned rally on Triumfalnaya Square in the center of Moscow.

Another opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov, said the elections were compromised by massive violations.

"Our people will never consider these elections fair and legitimate, both those who voted for United Russia and those who were against it," Nemtsov, a co-chairman of the unregistered Party of People's Freedom
(PARNAS) and a former Russian deputy prime minister, told Interfax on Sunday.

"Our country has not seen such a torrent of mud and falsity as today, with huge employment of political forces and special services, for 20 years," Nemtsov said.

The Other Russia and PARNAS were earlier denied the Justice Ministry's official registration, and so they were barred from running in the elections on Sunday.

Russia, Government, Politics, Election - Russian News - Russia - Johnson's Russia List

Bookmark and Share - Back to the Top -        


Bookmark and Share

- Back to the Top -        

  Follow Johnson's Russia List on Twitter Tweet