Over 60,000 vote for opposition Coordination Committee
22.10.12 11:45 By News Dept.
One voting station was set at the Trubnaya square in downtown Moscow Photo: ITAR-TASS
Over 60,000 people voted for candidates to the opposition Coordination Committee over the weekend, reported the Central Voting Committee
The voting took place on Saturday and Sunday in Trubnaya square [in downtown Moscow] and online. Several opposition activists like Boris Nemtsov, Sergey Udaltsov, Garri Kasparov, and Ilya Yashin went to Trubnaya square over the weekend to vote and support the voting.
The head of the CVC, Leonid Volkov, told RIA Novosti news agency that the results of the vote would be announced on Monday at 8 p.m. He said that the CVC would publish the names of those opposition activists who were elected to the Coordination Committee on its official website.
Elections to the Coordination Committee were held in different regions across Russia. On Saturday the website where people could vote was hacked twice, so the service was temporarily unavailable. As a result, the organizers of the vote decided to extend online voting to Monday.
As the organizers say, the aim of the vote is "to form a political institution for all those people who care and want changes in the political life of Russia."
At the same time no parliamentary parties, except for the Communist party, expresseda willingness to cooperate with the Coordination Commiitee, saying it does not pose any real political force.
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