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Court decision on nullifying Penza city Duma election results on two polling stations enacted

13:25 | 11.12.2014 | Politics

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Penza, 11 December 2014. PenzaNews. The Penza region court maintained the decision of the Oktyabrsky district court dated September 22 2014 that voided the results of the Penza city Duma election of the sixth convocation on polling stations No. 32 and No. 33 in district No. 7. The polling results are to be recounted.

Court decision on nullifying Penza city Duma election results on two polling stations enacted

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On Thursday, December 11, the court commission on administrative cases reviewed complaints by Vasily Zhuravlev, the current city duma deputy, and United Russia, that asked to cancel the decision made by the judge Natalya Polovinko.

Vasily Zhuravlev himself was not present in the court.

After reviewing the arguments, the court committee decided to leave the decision unturned.

The decision came into force on Thursday, December 11. The city election committee is tasked with setting the date of vote recount for the polling stations No. 32 and No. 33 of the district No. 7.

As news agency PenzaNews reported earlier, Monday, September 15, it became known that Penza Election Commission sent a request to the court for a partial cancellation of the voting in district No.7 — they questioned the validity of the ballots.

According to the regional election committee, in district No. 7 the votes are distributed as follows: Vasily Zhuravlev (United Russia) — 46,59%, Lyudmila Kolomytseva (self-nominated) — 46,52%, Anton Ishchenko (LDPR) — 2,15% and Timur Yusupov (Russian Party of National Control) — 1,64%.

The difference between the two closest rivals made only two voices: Vasily Zhuravlev received 1,453 ballots, Lyudmila Kolomytseva — 1,451.

Later it was reported that Lyudmila Kolomytseva expressed disagreement with the results of the vote counting at two polling stations and also sent a petition to the court.

During the meeting held on Friday, September 19, it was decided to combine the claims for co-production of one civil case.

On September 22, Oktyabrsky district court of Penza annulled election results to the City Duma of the sixth convocation at the polling stations No. 32 and No. 33, and ordered a recount.

On October 22, the first tier court decision on the case of Vasily Zhuravlev and United Russia party were countered.

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