Opposition wins seats in local elections to Moscow

Opposition wins seats in local elections to Moscow

The liberal Russian opposition has a surprising success in local elections in Moscow. The party Jabloko of political veteran Grigori Jawlinski captured 180 of the 1502 seats in boroughs.

The opposition party had 25 seats in the hands of the Russian capital.

Ruling party United Russia, according to official results, the biggest in Moscow. That party got about three-quarters of the voters behind him. The work of the local elected representatives in municipalities is also largely symbolic.

The election was this year, not without incident. Mayor Sergey Sobjanin dismissed two officers after a video was published on YouTube. On those images is to see how one of the government employees, local observers seems to buy, reported The Moscow Times. They were given envelopes with “a bonus” is offered.

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