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Patriots of Russia nominate over 1,700 deputy candidates for elections on September 8

July 31, 2013, 20:12 UTC+3
Party would participate in elections of deputies to the legislative assemblies of 15 out of 15 Russian regions and territories
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Photo ITAR-TASS/Alexandra Mudrats

Photo ITAR-TASS/Alexandra Mudrats

MOSCOW, July 31 (Itar-Tass) - The Patriots of Russia party has nominated more than 1,700 candidates who will run for deputies to state power bodies of all levels on a single vote day on September 8.

“We have about 1,700 candidates to deputies of all levels. We are the fifth by the number of deputies after parliamentary parties,” Gennady Semigin, the Patriots of Russia leader, told a news conference in Moscow on Wednesday.

Semigin added that his party would participate in elections of deputies to the legislative assemblies of 15 out of 15 Russian regions and territories.

“We are going to participate in gubernatorial elections in four Russian regions, including Dagestan with account taken of the republic’s specific features,” Semigin emphasized.

Besides, the Patriots of Russia have nominated candidates for the mayors of two cities: Petrozavodsk and Velikiy Novgorod.

“We will take part in elections to municipal assemblies in a number of regions,” Semigin concluded.

More than 70 Russian regions will hold elections of various levels on the single vote day on September 8. Gubernatorial elections will be held in the Republics of Ingushetia, Khakasiya and Dagestan; the Trans-Baikal and Khabarovsk territories; the Vladimir, Magadan and Moscow regions, the Chukotka Autonomous District and in Moscow. In Dagestan and Ingushetia, governors will be elected by parliaments.

Elections to local legislative bodies of state power will take place in Bashkortostan 16 Russian regions and territories. A considerable number of municipal and local election campaigns will be held.

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