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April 16, 2015 13:06
Russia. In Baltiysk, in two days 41 out of 60 candidates for district councilors were ‘cut off’
In Baltiysk, the town in the Kaliningrad region, the candidates for councilors of Baltiysk municipal district of IV convocation carry out election campaign. This time it is early elections, scheduled for May 24.
March 13, 2015 10:34
Russia: Complete Guide to 2015 Gubernatorial Elections
February 01, 2015 04:38
Prosecutor General's Office will investigate election irregularities in Nizhny Novgorod
The Central Election Commission (CEC) passed the matter on to Nizhniy Novogorod Governor elections (occurring in 2014. September 14) violations of the Prosecutor General. Earlier, the CEC Chairman Vladimir Churov gave "reprimand" in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast Election Commission Chairman Sergei Kuzmenko.
January 27, 2015 12:16
State Duma voted in favour of governors being entitled to participate in mayor appointment process
The MPs will endorse a city manager being the only self-governance institution. Governors together with city councils will be entitled to form a tender board in larger municipalities that will be entitled to select candidates for mayor. Thus, the appointed mayor will as well serve as the head of local administration.
January 13, 2015 06:07
Rosbalt: elimination of ‘weak link’
According to all forecasts, the 2014 major political event in Russian province supposed to be the reintroduction of Gubernatorial Elections. However, the prediction failed to come true: the elections were held, but it did not cause a stir. The reintroduction of Gubernatorial Elections turned out to be a ‘compensation’ to the abolition of direct election for mayors. It was the major political reversal of the year.
January 12, 2015 14:47
Alexander Grezev. Ponderable Elections in 2015
In 2015, seemingly fewer elections that are ponderable will be held than last year. For sure there will be no Elections to European Parliament, mid-term Elections in the United States and General Elections in Ukraine (at least, it is not scheduled).