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Russia: Alternative Voting Portal Launched

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Digital Activism, Governance, Politics, Technology, RuNet Echo

Habrahabr-user uhaby writes [1] [ru] about otdamgolos.ru, a web-portal that offers users to propose alternative parliamentary and presidential candidates as well as to vote for them. The author claims that within 10 days his website attended 137,500+ visitors. In the virtual parliamentary election three parties received most votes: 1. The Pirate Party, 2. Yabloko [2] (social liberal), 3. CPRF [3] (communists). Most popular presidential candidates are: blogger Alexey Navalny [4], imprisoned oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky [5], “Against Everybody.”