Zyuganov defies initial election results, threatens protests
Russian Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov has said that communists do not believe the announced initial election results and will conduct a parallel vote count of their own.
"We do not trust these figures unveiled by the Central Election Commission and we will conduct a parallel count. It is already clear that in Siberia and other regions the results have been adjusted according to pre-arranged plans," he said at a briefing at the party's headquarters on Sunday.
Next week communists will process received copies of voting protocols and will send their results to the Central Election Commission and the Supreme Court.
"I would like to say this to the authorities: stop, you are abusing the whole country," Zyuganov said.
From December 3, communists will rally everywhere for several days to protest what they believe is a biased counting of votes at the Duma elections, he said. ( Interfax )