View Full Version : Liberal anti-Putin coalition causes upset in Moscow council elections

09-12-2017, 10:29 PM
A coalition of liberal opposition parties has won a series of victories in local council elections in central Moscow, beating candidates from Vladimir Putinís ruling United Russia party.

The United Democrats movement took 11 out of 12 council seats in the Tverskaya district, a wealthy neighbourhood adjacent to the Kremlin. It also secured all 12 seats in the Gagarinsky district, where Putin cast his vote on Sunday. The opposition likewise upset the odds to triumph in a dozen other districts, the vast majority of them in the heart of the Russian capital.


09-12-2017, 11:07 PM
The vote represents a rare electoral success for Russia’s liberal opposition, whose candidates are often barred from standing for public office. This time round, however, the Kremlin decided to relax its grip on election registration procedures, in an attempt to hold what Moscow city officials hailed as “the most honest elections ever”.


09-13-2017, 09:31 AM
It would be hilarious if it turns out the NSA hacked their vote.