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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Ombudsman Moskalkova explained low voter turnout

The Commissioner for human rights in Russia Tatiana Moskalkova explained the low turnout “in some regions” the fact that “the citizens were not informed about the location of polling stations”. In particular, with this problem, she said, faced many of Moscow’s voters.

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And the Commissioner for human rights in Moscow, and directly to Moskalkova did, according to her, many complaints about it. “People were looking for, where is their polling station and not finding, refused to go to vote”.

Some residents of the capital’s homes have not received invitations with the address of the place of voting, which, in the opinion Moskalkova, is “a serious moment”. However, this is perhaps the most serious rebuke from the Ombudsman addressed to the organizers of the election. Much more of her mouth sounded compliments. In particular, regarding the holding of elections in places of detention.

For example, in Butyrka “the work was organized exceptionally well.” And as for the elections overall, Tatiana did not stint on the praise: “This level of transparency is, of course, did not exist before”. But harsh criticism the Commissioner received the Kiev authorities have committed, in her words, “gross violations” of the rights of Russian voters living in Ukraine.

A colleague Moskalkova, Chairman of the Council for development of civil society and human rights under the President of Russia, adviser of the head of state Mikhail Fedotov, is also not yet serious claims to the organization of the elections. He personally visited on the day of voting in many polling stations in the Moscow region did not see significant violations.

However, no critical remarks still has not done. To his unpleasant surprise, in particular, the low activity of observers. Some of them could not, according to Fedotov, even to explain who they represent. “What is the use of such observers?” – asked a rhetorical question, the presidential adviser. And he answered: “No.”

Fedotov did not like the fact that some polling stations were guarded by Cossacks, who introduced themselves as members of voluntary national teams. This kind of function, according to the Chairman of the Board, are the prerogative of the police.

The head of the CEC has promised to consider the criticisms of the “official” human rights defenders and to verify the reported facts.

Elections to the State Duma 2016. Chronicle of events

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