On September 24, the Central Election Commission will sum up the results of the elections to the State Duma. Never before has the announcement of the voting results been so delayed. The CEC postponed the procedure twice: from 12:00 on September 20 to 14:00 on the same day, then to Friday, September 25.
But on the eve of the campaign, the Communist Party summed up the results. If the preliminary election results are announced officially, the Communist Party faction in the lower house of parliament will increase by 15 people. The number of mandates could have been even greater if the authorities had not used methods in these elections, which they call “new convenient technologies”: three-day voting and DEG (remote electronic voting).
Largely due to these methods, the constitutional majority so necessary for the party in power was ensured, the leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation is sure Gennady Zyuganov:
“Three days is a direct path to the final decomposition and criminalization of society. When the task is not a dialogue and overcoming the crisis, but giving the necessary results, “” he said.
Despite the tactics and administrative resources used by the authorities, the Communist Party of the Russian Federation won a victory in four regions. These are the republics of Mari El and Yakutia, the Khabarovsk Territory and the Nenets Autonomous Okrug. However, according to the communist Pavel Grudinin, director of the “Lenin State Farm” near Moscow, in fact, the whole country is now the “Red Belt”.
“Wherever we perform, not only at our events, but also when communicating with people on the street, everywhere the support of the Communist Party is unambiguous and undeniable. There is not a single person who would support the party in power, because everyone is against the pension reform, everyone is against lack of money and anarchy, everyone is against Russia slipping into economic chaos, ”Grudinin said.
In a number of regions, the Communist Party did not recognize the election results. And here Moscow stands apart, where experimental electronic voting was used. The CEC did not publish its results for several hours. The result of the remote selection of Muscovites was shocking. If, according to the results of the counting of paper ballots, there were six or even seven single-mandate districts of the capital for the candidates from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, which after the publication of the DEG data – not a single one.
In the north-east of the capital, in the 196th single-mandate constituency, after counting paper ballots, a State Duma deputy from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation was in the lead Valery Rashkin… He was ahead of his rival Timofey Bazhenov by one and a half thousand votes. After entering the data of electronic voting, Rashkin lagged behind Bazhenov by 30 thousand votes.
In the west of Moscow, in the 197th district, the candidate from the Communist Party Mikhail Lobanov without electronic voting, ahead of the second TV presenter Evgenia Popova by 12 thousand votes. With the results of electronic voting, Lobanov lost eight thousand votes to Popov.
In the north of Moscow, in single-mandate constituency No. 200, the candidate from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Denis Parfenov bypassed his rival Dmitry Pevtsov by more than two thousand votes. But the total count of paper ballots and electronic voting data led to Parfyonov’s lag by more than 26 thousand votes.
In the 201st district (Nagatinsky), before the publication of electronic voting data, a representative of the left opposition Anastasia Udaltsova defeated the walking, supported by the power, the second Svetlana Razorotneva by a margin of two thousand heads. After entering the DEG data, Udaltsova lagged behind her rival by 34 thousand votes.
In the east of the capital, in the 205th constituency, the candidate from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation was in the lead Sergey Obukhov… According to the results of a paper vote, he bypassed his opponent Anatoly Wasserman by one and a half thousand votes. According to the results of the vote, along with the DEG data, Obukhov lost over 20 thousand votes to Wasserman.
In the 206th constituency (Tushinsky), also before the publication of the results of the electronic voting, the candidate from the Communist Party was in the lead – Andrey Grebennik… He was ahead of his rival Alexander Mazhugu by five thousand votes. After – Grebennikov lagged behind by more than 22 thousand votes.
Finally, in the south-west of Moscow, in the 210th single-mandate district, a communist Mikhail Tarantsov conceded to his rival Roman Romanenko by only 653 votes. Electronic voting dropped him from second place by 35 thousand votes.
This is how the candidates for the State Duma themselves, who have yielded their positions in the single-mandate districts of Moscow, comment on this situation.
Anastasia Udaltsova, candidate for the State Duma from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation in the 201st single-mandate district of Moscow:
– The victory was stolen by electronic voting. In my district, there were massive falsifications through home voting, when simply non-existent people entered the register. And the houses from which they allegedly came to vote turned out to be under renovation and simply not inhabited. If we clean it all up, remove the electronic voting, which, of course, is fraudulent, remove the spoiler, which gained four percent in the district, and this is my four percent, then you yourself can imagine the rating of United Russia in my district. I think in reality there should be 17 to 40 in my favor. “
Denis Parfyonov, candidate for the State Duma from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation in the 201st single-mandate district of Moscow
– We’re not going to give up. Now, at the party level, we are carrying out a number of measures to counteract this outrage.
First, there are meetings, there will be another big meeting on Saturday at Pushkin Square in Moscow. In addition, we organized a committee of candidates who faced this lawlessness. We will coordinate our actions so that we do not hit with the palm with our fingers wide apart, but so that the palm clenches into a fist. This is most effective.