Russian Libertarians Start Coalition Ballot Protests

Russian Libertarians–who have one elected official now in Moscow– have begun a long-term process of pressure and engagement including fair ballot protests and coalitions. While Russia is superior in many areas in concept t most countries, there’re many improvements needed in implementation and anti-corruption, say activists.

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…”I came here like everyone else, to have a normal election. What we had was not a norma…l election,” said Andrei Zavadsky, a programmer and a member of the Libertarian Party whose face and head were bandaged and bloody….” They have a member in elected office there. It was basically a trans-partisan protest with a permit and police decided to make an issue of it, say organizers…

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