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MOSCOW, August 12. /TASS/. More than 330 former convicts and one person on the wanted list were among the candidates for the next month’s local elections in Russia, Central Election Commission (CEC) deputy chairman Leonid Ivlev said on Wednesday.
"A total of 334 former convicts and one citizen who is on the federal wanted list have been identified," Ivlev said, adding that the above mentioned case is unique.
"Law enforcement agencies have been unable to find him and the party has managed to do it," he stressed.
Ivlev said a total of 32 political parties and their regional offices have nominated their candidates to participate in local election for regional legislative assemblies in single constituencies.
"In single constituencies in 11 Russian federal subjects, 32 political parties and their regional departments nominated 141 lists of candidates. Seventy-seven lists of candidates nominated by 15 political parties have been registered," Ivlev said.
Two lists of candidates to legislative assembly of the Chelyabinsk Region were rejected registration. "A total of 43 lists put forward by political parties were rejected as well," he noted.
Ivelev added that 25 parties nominated their candidates in single-member districts.
There are 461 deputy’s mandates - 231 in single constituencies and 230 in single-member districts. A total of 36 parties are participating. Ivlev noted that parties are more active in election to regional legislative assemblies than in governor election, in which only 27 parties are taking part.
The elections will be held on the single voting day on September 13.