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100 people participate in rally “For honest elections” in Gorno-Altaisk

December 24, 2011, 17:12 UTC+3
The rally lasted slightly more than one hour
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GORNO-ALTAISK, December 24 (Itar-Tass) — Around 100 people participated in the authorized rally “For honest elections” that was held on Saturday in Gorno-Altaisk, the capital of the Altai Republic.

Rally participants were addressed by deputies of the republican legislative assembly as well as representatives of political parties (Russian Communist Party and Russian Liberal Democratic Party), non-government and ethnic organizations.

The rally lasted slightly more than one hour. Then its participants took a resolution, stating their flat denial of the results of elections staged in Russia on December 4. They demanded that the country’s authorities ditch election results and fix new elections as well as punish those guilty of organizing administrative pressure on voters and organizers who dropped into boxes false ballot papers.

The rally resolution also contains demands to sack head of the Russian Central Election Commission Vladimir Churov, return regional elections of governors and one-seat constituencies, guaranteeing representation of the Altai Republic and other small subjects of the Russian Federation at the State Duma.

The final items of the resolution say of the need for resignation of republican head Alexander Berdnikov and his team as direct organizers of the administrative pressure in the republic as well as release of political prisoners.

The United Russia Party carried the elections in the Altai Republic during the elections on December 4. The Communist Party placed second with 21.55 percent, Liberal Democrats were the third – 10.65 percent, and the fourth place was taken by Just Russia with 10.32 percent.

Incidentally, the republic along with the Tuva Republic and the Kuznetsk Coal Basin turned to be in the number of three Siberian regions where United Russia collected over 50 percent of the vote. Nevertheless, the republic has no deputy at the State Duma.





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