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Old 11-28-2011, 10:01 AM   #4501
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Thank you myrt,MariaV,greeneyes7 AND all for comments, so true

BNP Paribas Zurich Open 2012 with Marat Safin, 20/24.03.12
http://www.zurichopen.net/?page=News&id=79
it will be interesting to see if he still play this

Safin Picks Djokovic To Conquer London; Muster Disagrees
http://www.atpchampionstour.com/
Thanks for the links. Wow, so he'll play in Zurich in March.
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:47 PM   #4502
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Thanks for the links. Wow, so he'll play in Zurich in March.
Hope he will play I am also interested to see if he does.
The elections are in few days, if elected into Duma, how can he
keep playing,joking around court and be serious politicians?

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Old 12-05-2011, 11:06 PM   #4503
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the Best that Marat is: that he brings a fresh air in the political life : he is young : energy : has a new ideas; spring is come
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a new sparkles

most surely , most surely...

What happened in the Dec 4th election?
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marat now have to live in Nizhny Novgorod???
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:34 AM   #4505
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marat now have to live in Nizhny Novgorod???
no, he doesn't .
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:10 AM   #4506
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Hi, so he did get in? Wow.
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Hi, so he did get in? Wow.
Mashenka, you do know that voting was for parties not for individuals?
Of course, ER got most of the votes and him being 3-d on ER list in Nizhny gives him place in duma. Unless they just used him for PR and his place will go to someone else.
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Mashenka, you do know that voting was for parties not for individuals?
Of course, ER got most of the votes and him being 3-d on ER list in Nizhny gives him place in duma. Unless they just used him for PR and his place will go to someone else.
Uh-uh. I get it. I wonder when they'll announce something. Does he really want to work in the Duma?
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Does anyone have an article from a newspaper about Marat and the election? Where is the source of the above election comments?
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Where is the source of the above election comments?
what do you mean? Voting for Duma in Russia is for parties not for persons. You can find this info on the internet I guess
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Whatever--hooray for Marat for taking that step to help his country. We love you Marat.
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. . . Where is the source of the above election comments?

Its a proportional representation system, michellej -

You can find further information here (although there appear to have been subsequent amendments): http://www.democracy.ru/english/libr...eng/index.html (see chapter X); and, more accessibly, here:
http://www.russiavotes.org/duma/duma...4eca7597244b3c and here:
http://www.russiavotes.org/duma/duma_election_law.php and a very thumb-nail sketch here: http://www.russiavotes.org/duma/duma...ral_system.php

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Its a proportional representation system, michellej -

You can find further information here (although there appear to have been subsequent amendments): http://www.democracy.ru/english/libr...eng/index.html (see chapter X); and, more accessibly, here:
http://www.russiavotes.org/duma/duma...4eca7597244b3c and here:
http://www.russiavotes.org/duma/duma_election_law.php and a very thumb-nail sketch here: http://www.russiavotes.org/duma/duma...ral_system.php
I know what rep. by pop. is, but this is what we need to know. From the ATP champions site,


http://www.atpchampionstour.com/news204.html

Safin Elected To Russian State Parliament

Former World Number One tennis player and star of the ATP Champions Tour, Marat Safin, has been voted into the Russian Federal Parliament, the Duma.

Two-time Grand Slam winner Safin, a member of Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party, has been elected into the Duma’s lower house as a representative for the Nyzhny Novgorod region, approximately 500k from Moscow.

Ahead of the election results, Safin explained to the ATP Champions Tour how he reached the decision to pursue his political ambitions.

“My life has been changing for the last two years,” he said. “All of a sudden I found myself in a situation where I had to make really serious decisions. It started with one small thing and it grew up to something big. I could go and make commercials left and right and pretend like I am a celebrity, but that is not me. I never did this, I never liked it. I had a few months of thinking ‘should I do this or should I not’ but now I am pretty sure of what I’m doing and I want to do it.”

The 31 year-old also explained his new political career shares some similarities with his former life as a professional tennis player.

“I’m in completely new shoes,” he said. "This is a completely new life, a new way of thinking, new way of doing things that’s nothing to do with tennis or sports at all. But the two things definitely have one thing in common and that is that you need to have a character. You have to be strong and you have to know where you’re going, what you want to do, and you have to be able to make sacrifices.”

“I will be working for the next five years day after day, sitting in an office, wearing a suit. I will have good days, bad days and I will have to fight once again like I’ve been fighting on the court. It will be complicated.”

One of the most prominent supporters of Safin’s political career has been the man who he beat to win his first Grand Slam at the US Open in 2000, Pete Sampras.

“In 20 years Marat will be the President of Russia!” joked Sampras, before adding seriously:

“Trust me, Marat is going to go a long way. He is very intelligent and articulate and he’s good with people, and that’s half the battle with being a politician.”

Safin is not the first Russian sports star to launch a second career in politics. The 2005 Australian Open Champion is joining an exclusive club which includes the likes of gymnast Svetlana Khorkina, figure skater Anton Sikharulidze and heavyweight boxer Nikolay Valuev, all of whom have run for office.
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I know what rep. by pop. is, but this is what we need to know. From the ATP champions site,


http://www.atpchampionstour.com/news204.html

Safin Elected To Russian State Parliament

You have to be strong and you have to know where you’re going, what you want to do, and you have to be able to make sacrifices.”

“I will be working for the next five years day after day, sitting in an office, wearing a suit. I will have good days, bad days and I will have to fight once again like I’ve been fighting on the court. It will be complicated.”

One of the most prominent supporters of Safin’s political career has been the man who he beat to win his first Grand Slam at the US Open in 2000, Pete Sampras.

“In 20 years Marat will be the President of Russia!” joked Sampras, before adding seriously:

“Trust me, Marat is going to go a long way. He is very intelligent and articulate and he’s good with people, and that’s half the battle with being a politician.”

Safin is not the first Russian sports star to launch a second career in politics. The 2005 Australian Open Champion is joining an exclusive club which includes the likes of gymnast Svetlana Khorkina, figure skater Anton Sikharulidze and heavyweight boxer Nikolay Valuev, all of whom have run for office.
Thank you for posting this and all the comments and news

In this interview Marat shows he know how hard and how much work this will bring, he must think he can offer much
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I know what rep. by pop. is, but this is what we need to know.
It is not, however the question which you asked, michellej.

You were querying mer's assertion that the voting in the Duma elections was for parties rather than for individuals and that the system used included a spill-over of votes down the party list of candidates in the ballot. You asked for evidence of these comments of mer's. I tried to help you with that.

Despite my many years studying (and being involved in) politics, I have no idea what "rep. by pop" is. It is certainly not proportional representation.
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