Over 2,000 cases on violations in parliamentary elections reach courts
MOSCOW, January 25 - RAPSI. Courts received 2,072 cases on various violations since the beginning of the parliamentary election campaign, the Central Election Commission Deputy Chairman Stanislav Vavilov said at the presentation of Green Book (on violations during the Duma elections).
"Investigators have opened 31 criminal cases as of January 20. The courts have received 2,072 cases," said Vavilov.
He added that 1,767 cases have been considered, 803 cases have been resolved, 539 - dismissed and 61 case withdrawn.
According to Vavilov, 187 cases challenged the election results, of which 148 are pending decision and two have been settled.
After United Russia gained the majority of seats in the December State Duma elections, numerous rallies were held across the country. Participants said a number of violations were made and called for new elections and the firing of Central Election Commission head Vladimir Churov.