District commissions have finished accepting documents from candidates for deputies of the Moscow City Duma

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MOSCOW, 11 July./ITAR- District commissions completed the acceptance of documents for registration of candidates for the Moscow City Duma at 18.00 Moscow time. According to the law, the district commissions have ten days to check documents and signature lists, then a decision must be made on registration or refusal to register candidates. After that, for another ten days, candidates will be able to appeal this decision in court.

Among the well-known candidates, signature lists were passed by Mikhail Vyshegorodtsev, the Commissioner for the Protection of the Rights of Entrepreneurs in Moscow, and the actor Leonid Yarmolnik, representing the Civil Platform, and the former Vice Governor for Social Affairs of the Kirov Region, member of the For Moscow coalition, Maria Gaidar.

There was no need to collect signatures for the artist Nadezhda Babkina, who runs for the elections from the United Russia party, the grandson of Gennady Zyuganov Leonid Zyuganov, he comes from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, and the deputy of A Just Russia Ilya Sviridov, since their parties are represented in the State Duma … Candidates from Yabloko also avoided the procedure for collecting signatures, since in the previous elections this party received more than 3% of the votes.

In total, 446 candidates were nominated to participate in the election campaign in the Moscow City Duma, 25 of them withdrew their candidacies, all of them were self-nominated. However, nine people subsequently decided not to go to the polls on their own, but to be nominated by parties. Thus, only 16 candidates finally left the race. Among them is the winner of the Moscow primaries – the head physician of the hospital for war veterans Georgy Mastergazi. “I decided that in my place I am more important. I am not at the age to haul two carts,” he explained his decision to ITAR-

The elections to the capital's parliament of the sixth convocation will be held on a single voting day on September 14 … For the first time in 11 years, deputies will be elected by the majority system. Since 1993, elections to the Moscow City Duma were also held according to the majority system, but since 2003 it was decided to elect according to a mixed system: half of the deputies were elected in single-mandate constituencies, the other half – according to party lists. In January, the capital's parliament decided to return to elections under the majoritarian system.