Contents tagged with Elections

  • Russia wants to ban presence of international observers in its elections

    According to Deputy Chairman of the Temporary Commission of the Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs, Andrei Klimov, monitoring missions from countries that do not permit Russian observers in their elections may be banned from attending the 2018 Russian presidential election, reports the Izvestia newspaper.

    According to the publication's source, the Russian senators plan to develop appropriate amendments to the current legislation before the start of the election campaign.

    The …

  • Chairman of the Russian Central Election Committee: Russian opposition leader Navalny will not be able to run for presidential election

    According to the Chairman of the Central Election Committee of Russian Federation (CEC), Ella Pamfilova, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny will not be able to run for the upcoming presidential election due to his criminal record, Dozhd reports.

    "I understand - and he understands this - that he has no chance to be registered in the election due to his conviction," Pamfilova said.

    She added that as the official who heads the structure obliged to register candidates, she does not …

  • Savchenko announced that her political party will participate in the upcoming Ukrainian Parliament elections

    Nadiya Savchenko’s political party will run in the parliamentary elections in Ukraine. The Ukrainian politician stated this in an interview with the Polish edition of Krytyka Polityczna.

    "My political party will participate in the parliamentary elections... The party will be called "Nadiya Savchenko's Public Platform," she said. Describing her party, Savchenko said that it "will help dismantle the unhealthy political system that was created 25 years ago, rebuild the architecture of the state, …

  • Anti-Putin rallies will be held in four Russian cities on April 29th

    The city authorities of Moscow, Krasnodar, Tomsk, and Novosibirsk are allowing an Open Russia rally to take place on April 29th, during which protesters will ask Vladimir Putin not to participate in the upcoming presidential elections. According to TV2, in Tomsk the event will take place at the Novo-Sobornaya Square. reports that the authorities of Novosibirsk also agreed to the event, but moved its location from the city square to the cinema building.

    In Krasnodar, the rally will …

  • US accuses Russia of interfering in Montenegro’s elections

    A representative of the White House National Security Council accused Russia of planning a coup in Montenegro on election day.

    According to him, the US completely believes the media’s reports that Russian intelligence was connected to the coup attempt in October last year.

    “We are very concerned about Russian interference in the October elections in Montenegro, including credible reports of Russian support for an attempted election day attack on the government,” a senior White House official …

  • 10,000 protested in Belgrade, Serbia

    On Saturday, April 8, in the capital of Serbia, more than ten thousand citizens gathered in protest against Aleksandar Vučić’s victory in the presidential election. The opposition fears that Vučić would threaten the country by establishing a dictatorship. The streets were filled mainly with students, police and army representatives.

    Vučić won the election in the first round, gaining 55 percent of the vote. His main rival, opposition candidate Sasha Jankovic scored 16 percent of the vote and …

  • Russian programmer arrested in Barcelona at request of U.S.

    The police of Barcelona arrested a Russian programmer at the request of the American authorities. According to preliminary information, 36-year-old Peter Levashov was arrested at the request of the United States on suspicion of involvement in hacking activities, in particular related to Donald Trump’s election campaign.

    The representative of the Consular Department of the Russian Embassy in Madrid, Andrey Konstantinov, confirmed the fact that he had been arrested. According to Levashov’s wife, …

  • NATO does not recognize elections in Abkhazia

    The NATO bloc does not recognize the elections held in the occupied Georgian region of Abkhazia.

    This was announced by the NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia, James Appathurai, reports Ukrinform.

    "NATO does not recognize the elections held in Georgia's Abkhazia region on March 12. These elections do not contribute to resolving the situation in Georgia," the Secretary General's Special Representative emphasized.

    The Alliance also once again …

  • President of Germany: Russia could intervene in our elections

    The President of Germany, Joachim Gauck, stated that the country should be aware of the possibility of Moscow’s interference in the Bundestag election campaign. “It would be naïve to think that this can be completely avoided,” Joachim Gauck said in his interview with Bild am Sonntag. According to him, false statements have been made at the governmental level of the Russian Federation.

    “Nearly 18 months ago, false statements that refugees in Germany raped a young Russian-speaking German …

  • France will abandon electronic voting during the elections due to the threat of cyber attacks

    According to RIA Novosti, French authorities have decided not to utilize electronic voting during the upcoming parliamentary elections in June due to the high possibility of cyber threats, as indicated in a statement released by the French Foreign Ministry on Monday.

    It was originally planned to use electronic voting for French citizens living abroad. It was used for the first time during the parliamentary elections in 2012, in one of the constituencies outside France and was successful, with …