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Over 60,000 Voted in Russian Opposition Poll
22.10.2012 15:40
Over 60,000 Voted in Russian Opposition Poll

Over 60,000 people across Russia voted for candidates for the Opposition Coordination Committee in Moscow this weekend. Such figures were given by the Central Voting Committee after polling closed on Sunday night at 9 p.m.

      The Committee's website registered 61,140 votes, from the 170,000 who had registered to vote, 2,100 of them voted in person at the polling station in Moscow's Trubnaya Square.

      Around 200 candidates stood in the election for 45 places on the Committee, such big opposition activists as Boris Nemtsov, Sergey Udaltsov, Garri Kasparov, and Ilya Yashin among them.

      Committee chairman Leonid Volkov told the press that the results of the voting would be announced on Monday at 8 p.m. local time, with the names of those elected to the committee to be posted on its website.

      Such controversial action as opposition poll just could do without any incidents. On Saturday the website where people could vote was hacked twice, so the service was temporarily unavailable.

      According to the poll's organizers, the main aim of elections is to "to form a political institution for all those people who care and want changes in the political life of Russia."

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Russian opposition Opposition Elections elections in Russia  

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