Golos Analytical Report

Hunger Games: Political consultants during gubernatorial elections worked "for food"


The system of financing election campaigns and political parties in Russia remains opaque. Often, the costs of paying for the services of political consultants, which make up a significant share of the expenses in any major election campaign, remain in the "shadow." At the same time, financial violations amounting to more than 10% of the limit of an electoral fund are grounds for cancelation of the election results. Thus, the prevailing practice raises questions about the legitimacy of past election results.


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