United Russia party replied to Lyudmila Kolomytseva’s statement on Vasily Zhuravlev
Penza, 12 December 2014. PenzaNews. The Penza region branch of the United Russia party has posted its reaction to the statement of Lyudmila Kolomytseva, who claims that Vasily Zhuravlev must not participate in the fifth session of the Penza city Duma of the sixth convocation as a deputy due to court statements.
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“She uses the decision of the Oktyabrsky district court enforcing the vote recount on polling stations No. 32 and No. 33 of the district No. 7. This is our reply. The results of the vote were published on September 23, 2014. Officially, there was no decision to cancel the results of the Penza city Duma elections and therefore the claims of Mrs. Kolomytseva have no grounds. As for the court decision, it will be followed, the votes will be reviewed. Let us wait for the outcome,” says the message published on the United Russia website.
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.
On December 11, the court commission on administrative cases reviewed the complaints as well as a request from Elena Kosolapova, a person unrelated to the case. They disagreed with the decision of the Oktyabrsky regional court. All three complaints were left unsatisfied.
Moreover, the court discussion denied the decision of the city election committee to set the date of vote recount for the polling stations No. 32 and No. 33 of the district No. 7.