Two deputy nominees attacked in one day, St. Petersburg
The outcome of the September election of St. Petersburg municipal deputies have not yet been announced officially.
Two deputy nominees were attacked in St. Petersburg on September 18, reports Mediazona.
Ulyana Timofeeva, a candidate from Alexey Navalny’s headquarters in St. Petersburg, who ran in Novoizmailovsky, became the first victim. She was attacked when she came to the municipality to see the vote tally. A woman in the building pushed Timofeeva making her hit the wall.
Candidate Andrei Starikov, also running for a district deputy, suffered as he came to the office of the district election commission head, Yevgeny Savik, for a meeting, says Denis Lugovsky, a member of the Libertarian Party. There, the candidate was attacked by the brother of the election commission head, who threw stones at him. To avoid a fight, Starikov used a pepper spray.
Both victims seek a revision of the voting results in the Novoizmailovsky constituency, where the election commission has not been working for days.
The outcome of the September election of St. Petersburg municipal deputies has not yet been announced officially. Independent candidates reported numerous instances of fraud in polling stations and during the vote count.