Deputies from the annexed Crimea are registered in Russia

election in Crimea

All the six Deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation stood as candidates from the annexed Crimea were from the ruling party United Russia.

The Deputies’ names were published on the website of the Central Election Commission of Russia. So, “Vice Prime Ministers” of Crimea Mikhail Sharamet and Ruslan Balbek, as well as “Prosecutor of Crimea” Natalya Poklonskaya became Deputies of the Duma based on the party lists. “Premier” of Crimea Sergey Aksenov, who headed the list of the Unified Russia on the peninsula, withdrew from his mandate prompting Poklonskaya to become Deputy.

In addition, other three Deputies were elected in the single member electoral districts: Andrey Kozenko from District No. 19, Konstantin Bakharev from District No. 20 and Svetlana Savchenko from District No. 21.

Previously, the Verkhovna Rada adopted the statement on Ukraine’s non-recognition of the legitimacy of the elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation due to they had been held on the annexed territory of the country.

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