Pushkin Square in Moscow flooded with paddy wagons

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Pushkin Square in Moscow flooded with paddy wagons
Pushkin Square in Moscow flooded with paddy wagons
20 September 2021, 14:51IncidentsPhoto: belsat.eu
On Pushkinskaya Square in Moscow, iron fences and paddy wagons were set up in anticipation of mass actions following the September 19 elections to the State Duma.

The capital's authorities have begun to prepare for popular protests following the parliamentary elections held in the country. According to eyewitnesses, police patrols and barriers against the protesters appeared on Pushkin Square.

They posted videos on social networks in which you can distinguish many paddy wagons parked one after another along Pushkin Square.

Earlier it was reported that on September 20, the Communist Party was planning a mass action to discuss the results of the elections to the State Duma.

Voting took place in a three-day format from 17 to 19 September. According to the results of processing 90% of the ballots, the alignment of forces in the State Duma of the eighth convocation will change. United Russia receives 49.51%, the Communist Party of the Russian Federation - 19.47%, the LDPR - 7.51%, A Just Russia - for the Truth - 7.37%, the New People party, which is entering parliament for the first time - 5.39 %, the remaining nine out of 14 political parties admitted to the elections failed to overcome the minimum 5% threshold.

Simultaneously with the deputies of the State Duma , heads of regions were elected in nine subjects (in Mordovia, Tuva, Chechnya, Khabarovsk Territory, Belgorod, Penza, Tver, Tula, Ulyanovsk regions). According to the preliminary results of the voting, promulgated by the CEC, all current regional leaders are leading in the elections of the heads of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. Among the nine heads of the subjects, only two - Russians (KPRF) and Degtyarev (LDPR) - were not formally nominated with the direct support of United Russia.

In another 39 regions, deputies of regional, territorial and republican legislative assemblies were elected. At the same time, in Dagestan, Karachay-Cherkessia and North Ossetia, heads of regions are not elected directly by citizens, but by deputies of the Legislative Assembly on the proposal of the president.

The intensity of the political struggle turned out to be very strong. In a number of regions, serious violations, falsifications and stuffing, and even attacks on members of election commissions were recorded on election day.

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