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HOW elections were held in Moscow

As the elections were held in Moscow

Moscow elections - this is one of the major political events.

Election of mayor of Moscow - the largest city in thethe former Soviet Union, which took place in September of 2013, has already had, and undoubtedly more will have a tremendous impact on the economic and social processes in Russia.



May 5, 2013 appointed President DmitryMedvedev, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has resigned, saying that "the elected mayor will be appointed to act more effectively." Acting Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed Sobyanin temporarily perform the functions of mayor until elections scheduled for autumn (ie, hold the post of Acting Mayor of Moscow).


In summer, during the holidays, wishing you mustIt was to apply for the right to be a candidate for the post of mayor and to collect signatures. The so-called municipal overcoming the barrier, need to score at least 6% of the signatures of all members of the Moscow City Duma to participate in the election or the voters (not less than 1%, about 120,000 signatures).


In total 41 applications were registered. The only self-nominated, passed the registration procedure was Sergey Sobyanin. Representatives of the opposition system (members of the Liberal Democratic Party, the Communist Party, "Fair Russia" and "Apple"), as well as a representative of non-system opposition Alexei Navalny ready to participate in the election race.


According to preliminary surveys identified 4 main candidates: Sobyanin, Navalny, a representative of the Communist Party Ivan Melnikov and the nominee of the party "Yabloko" Sergei Mitrokhin.


Election campaign of candidates was bright andconfrontation - sharp. Television, radio, print and the Internet is full of propaganda in support of the politicians. From participation in the debates gave Sobyanin (referring to employment). Particularly acute left teleduel Alexei Navalny and Sergei Mitrokhin, former party members.


In a landslide victory won Sergey elections themselvesSobyanin, who collected 51.37%. Alexei Navalny laggards (27%) said that extra half percent, deprived the second round of Muscovites (conductive, if one of the candidates is less than half of the total number of votes), were recruited with the help of administrative resources. Later, during the trial, this information was not confirmed.


Sergei Sobyanin took office as the mayor of Moscow October 27, 2013. At the inauguration was attended by Vladimir Putin and Metropolitan of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill.

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