Russia’s Communists mentioned on Monday that they have been refusing to just accept the outcomes of the nation’s native elections in areas the place their candidates weren’t allowed to run. The Communists are Russia’s largest opposition occasion. “We do not recognize the elections that took place in the regions where our candidates were removed,” mentioned Gennady Zyuganov, the occasion chief. His nominees have been denied registration in 5 regional contests. Communist occasion candidates have been saved off the poll within the Jewish Autonomous Oblast, the Leningrad Region, Kamchatka, the Komi Republic, and in Sevastopol. According to Zyuganov, the candidates in Komi and Sevastopol have been notably sturdy, with the latter having a celebration candidate come second within the 2017 gubernatorial election.”We will fight for fair elections,” Zyuganov vowed. “We will strengthen our position in all local authorities and fight for an honest, democratic, normal country.”Within Russia, Zyuganov is known as a controversial figure. As leader of the Communist Party since 1993, he has run for president four times. In recent months, Zyuganov has taken to criticizing Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin, calling the recently passed constitutional amendments “disappointing” and “miserable.” He has also accused Putin of failing to “eliminate the oligarchy.” Of Russia’s 85 regions, just two regional heads are members of the Communist Party. The party has also had success in other areas of the country; the former Governor of the Irkutsk Region is also a member. On the national stage, the Communists are the second-largest party in the State Duma, with 43 of the 450 seats. Also on rt.com ‘Russians, Jews & different scum’: Russian Communist chief Zyuganov makes weird gaffe at WWII anniversary ceremony Like this story? Share it with a good friend!