Opposition Candidates Woo Municipal Deputies in Mayoral Race

In a preview of what to expect in the fight for post as Moscow mayor, several opposition candidates presented their campaign platforms to municipal deputies on Saturday in an effort to gather the required amount of deputies’ signatures to run in the election set for Sept. 8.

At the Forum of Municipal Deputies, many deputies and most candidates called for preventing infighting within the opposition and for coordinating the collection of municipal deputies’ signatures between the candidates. Moscow is divided into 146 municipal districts, each of which has an elected council.

Those nominated by political parties are obliged to collect 6 percent of the signatures of municipal deputies or municipal district heads in at least three-fourths of all municipal districts, or 110 signatures in total.

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