Mon Mari El may soon take a decision on cancellation of results of elections

Mon Mari El may soon take a decision on cancellation of results of elections


Elections of the head of Mari El was held on September 13. By results of voting, the winner was the acting head of the region Leonid Markelov, who scored 50,76%. Due to controversial moments during the counting of votes, the Communist party, whose candidate scored 32,33%, requires recalculation.

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, 23 Oct. The Supreme court of Mari-El can make a decision on the application about cancellation of results of elections of the head region received from the candidate on this post of Sergey Mamaev, next week, reported on Friday a court spokesman Dmitry Gordeev.

Presidential elections were held on September 13, for the position claimed five people. The victory was won by the acting head of the region Leonid Markelov, who scored 50,76%, his closest rival Sergey Mamaev (CPRF) scored 32,33% votes. Markelov on 21 September assumed the position of head of the Republic. He leads the region since 2001.

After the elections, the leader of the CPRF Gennady Zyuganov said that due to controversial moments during the counting of votes the party requires their conversion, and intends to apply to the court in this regard. Later, Mamaev sent to the Supreme court of Mari El the application to set aside the decisions of the Central election Commission of the Republic of Mari El “On the results of the elections of the head of the Mari El Republic 13 September 2015”.

“Today the court declared a break in consideration of the administrative case until Monday 10:00. Let’s hope that the decision would be next week,” — said Gordeev.

According to him, during the meeting on Friday, the court continued the examination of the evidence and considered the petition for the admission of documents and to call witnesses.

The Supreme court of Mari El has started to consider case on October 19.