Jump to Navigation
"  As built by deities, the administrative center, dazzling palaces and temples, the capital of Thailand. " 

St. Petersburg Demonstration Protests Election Violations

Primary tabs

People gather for a meeting against the violations during governor and municipal elections in St.Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. The poster reads: 'I have the right to choose'. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — About 1,000 people have demonstrated against alleged violations in the recent municipal elections in Russia’s second-largest city St. Petersburg.

Participants in the sanctioned demonstration on Tuesday evening held placards reading “That’s enough lying to us.”

An activist holds a poster reading 'Against Beglov' during a meeting against the violations during governor and municipal elections in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Alexander Beglov is newly elected St. Petersburg's governor pro-Kremlin candidate. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

They also protested against mayor Alexander Beglov, who was declared winner of the Sept. 8 ballot. Beglov is a member of the United Russia party, which is President Vladimir Putin’s power base.

Election monitors reported an array of violations including attempts at vote-buying, observers being barred from witnessing ballot-counting and questionable recounts in some precincts where United Russia candidates for city council faced strong opposition.

“We are here because we are angered at the situation with elections in our country. The calculation of votes gets violated. It’s a cry of despair,” said demonstrator Ilya Rumyantsev.

An activist holds a poster with portrait of newly elected St. Petersburg's governor pro-Kremlin candidate Alexander Beglov and reading 'Not my governor' during a meeting against the violations during governor and municipal elections in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

ที่มา: 
Published on September 18, 2019 Source: https://www.apnews.com/e5f33f9dd8914c3998c58e95c74ca1e5
St. Petersburg Demonstration Protests Election Violations
วันที่ของข่าว: 
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 11:30


Main menu 2

by Dr. Radut