Yabloko to appeal to Constitutional Court to restore mixed-member electoral system in Moscow

The opposition party Yabloko will file a lawsuit with the Russian Constitutional Court in October to protest against the Moscow City Duma election method, Yabloko leader Sergei Mitrokhin has said.

The opposition party Yabloko will file a lawsuit with the Russian Constitutional Court in October to protest against the Moscow City Duma election method, Yabloko leader Sergei Mitrokhin has said.

"We will appeal against the alteration of the Moscow electoral system at the Constitutional Court. We used to have a mixed-member electoral system here and it is now majoritarian," he said.

"We failed to win four seats in the most recent Moscow City Duma election although we had gained 13 percent of the vote on average across the city. The electoral system has been changed in favor of the ruling party," Mitrokhin said.

"We will appeal to the Constitutional Court shortly, I think, we will do so in October," the politician said.

In his words, Yabloko deems last Sunday's Moscow City Duma election to be illegitimate but still intends to take part in future ballots.

The Moscow City Elections Commission said after 100 percent of ballot protocols had been processed that the election had been won by 28 United Russia candidates, five from the Communist Party, one from the Liberal Democratic Party and one from Rodina. Voter turnout was 21.04 percent.

Read more: Single voting day held in Russia


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