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July 15, 2015 12:09
Lilia Shibanova: Do not lose the 'Golos'
July 14, 2015 10:21
Intimidation of observers at odds with OSCE commitments to ensure transparent elections, ODIHR Director says
“Citizen observers have an internationally recognised right to associate and conduct election observation activities without undue restrictions or interference,” Director Link said. “I call on all participating States to promote, rather than restrict or prevent the work of such groups across the OSCE area.”
July 10, 2015 16:02
CSF issued a statement in connection with searches of ‘Golos’ movement leaders
July 08, 2015 17:24
‘Golos’ has been searched, the electronic equipment and documents of the movement leaders have been seized
July 06, 2015 20:09
Gubernatorial Election in Irkutsk: Prehistory and Nomination of Candidates
June 29, 2015 10:25
Joint statement on offenses committed against election observers
June 25, 2015 12:27
Elections to State Duma postponed to 2016
June 18, 2015 10:24
Arkady Lyubarev: Book on 2012 Party Reform and ‘damned’ questions
On June 8, the platform of Committee of Civil Initiatives (CGI) hosted the presentation of a monograph ‘2012-2014 Party Reform and Counter-reform: background, preliminary outcomes and trends’. Arkady Lyubarev, one of the editors of the monograph, spoke about the book and shared his impressions on the press reaction to the presentation.
June 15, 2015 14:48
Scandalous Election in Baltiysk: from Registration of Candidates up to the Election Day
April 22, 2015 04:48
Should International Groups Be Monitoring Sudan’s Elections?
With voting underway in Sudan’s national elections, it’s already clear that the country’s citizens have been denied a free and fair election process. The major opposition parties are boycotting the polls, which are open from Monday to Wednesday. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is all but certain to win another term in office and extend his nearly 26-year rule. The government-controlled elections come amid detentions of opposition figures and activists, confiscations of newspapers without explanation, and ongoing violence in Darfur, South Kordofan, and Blue Nile.
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).