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EastRussia bulletin: early voting was canceled in Priangarie

EastRussia bulletin: early voting was canceled in Priangarie
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The Legislative Assembly of the Irkutsk region in the final reading approved a bill restricting early voting. It will remain in the municipal elections in the election commissions of municipalities, according to the next published issue of the EastRussia bulletin.

The holding of early voting was canceled, including in territorial and district commissions. The co-author of the bill, the head of the Communist Party faction in the Legislative Assembly and the son of the governor, Andrei Levchenko, said that the initiative was aimed at preventing the bribing of voters. In support of the bill expressed the representatives of all factions. In general, 27 deputies voted for the bill. The alternative bill, which envisages the complete abolition of early voting, did not receive the necessary number of votes.

Previously, another compromise decision in the Legislative Assembly was the introduction of the city manager in Irkutsk. The corresponding bill, introduced by deputies from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation and the Liberal Democratic Party, was adopted in April on first reading. Nevertheless, it caused discontent among residents: on the May holidays in Irkutsk, a rally was held against the introduction of the city management institute. According to police, more than 3,5 thousand people took part in the action.

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