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Russia’s Central Election Commission receives five election-related complaints

September 13, 2015, 16:23 UTC+3 MOSCOW
On the Voting Day on September 13, Russia has 10,800 elections of various levels
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MOSCOW, September 13. /TASS. Russia’s Central Election Commission has received five complaints from political parties, Central Election Commission deputy chairman Leonid Ivlev said on Sunday, the Voting Day in Russia.

"As of 15:00 Moscow time, the Central Election Commission received five complaints," he said.

According to Ivlev, three complaints came from the LDPR over canvassing-linked violations, one - from the ruling United Russia party over violations in the Michurinsky settlements in the Novosibirsk region, and one - from the Rodina (Motherland) part over canvassing in the Kostroma region.

"All the complaints are being considered. I think measures will be taken today or tomorrow," he said.

On the Voting Day on September 13, Russia has 10,800 elections of various levels. The country’s 21 regions will elect governors, 11 regions will elect local legislatures. Over 59 million people are expected to participate in the elections, which will be a sort of a "rehearsal" for the national parliamentary elections due in 2016. During the election campaign of this year, the Russian authorities are preparing organizationally for the poll due in 2016 and will be able to see the realistic standing of different political forces throughout the country.

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