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Sep 15, 2020
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Most are in the city council. The faction of “United Russia” will include self-nominated candidates

In Novosibirsk, from September 11 to 13, elections of deputies to the City Council were held, as a result of which United Russia members received the most mandates. Also, 14 self-nominated candidates became deputies, three of whom will join the United Russia faction.

As reported speaker of the sixth convocation of the Novosibirsk City Council, re-elected for a new term, Dmitry Asantsev, three self-nominated candidates wrote applications to join the United Russia faction. This will allow her to form a majority in the city parliament.

“23 people have been nominated by the United Russia party, it is clear that they are members of the United Russia faction. Plus, at the moment, three people have written applications to join the faction. Thus, we have a majority in the Council of Deputies of Novosibirsk of the new convocation, ”Asantsev said.

Earlier, the first deputy secretary of the regional branch of United Russia, Andrei Panferov, reported that negotiations were under way with three self-nominated candidates who won in single-mandate constituencies, about their possible joining the faction to form a majority in the city parliament.

The number of self-nominated candidates has increased

The city council of Novosibirsk of the new, seventh convocation included 23 representatives of "United Russia", in the sixth convocation, which has completed its work, there were 33. The traditionally strong Communist Party of the Russian Federation has reduced its representation in the city council from 12 to eight seats. At the same time, the Liberal Democratic Party strengthened its position, having received four mandates against two in the sixth convocation. The Rodina and Green parties will have one deputy each in the City Council.

In the remaining 14 districts, self-nominated candidates won. Five of them represent the independent coalition 2020 Coalition, formed in Novosibirsk to consolidate opposition political forces. In the last convocation of the City Council there were only two independent deputies.

Elections of the Council of Deputies of Novosibirsk of the seventh convocation were held from 11 to 13 September. 260 candidates were registered to participate in them. After the cancellation of elections of deputies on party lists in February of this year, elections to the city council are held according to the majoritarian system - 50 deputies are elected in single-mandate constituencies. Eleven parties are taking part in the elections.

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