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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Putin and Pamfilova said about the legitimacy of the elections

Russian President Vladimir Putin met Thursday with the head of the Central Commission Ella Pamfilova and members of the Central election Commission and thanked them for their hard work during the last election campaign for elections to the state Duma of the Russian Federation. The President noted that the CEC has provided fair and competitive elections. Pamfilova also agreed that the complaint could not affect the legitimacy of the elections. But the responsibility for violations blamed on regional chapters that have not heard “the will of the President”.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

GDP, referring to the members of the CEC, stated that he would like to thank them all for the “tremendous hard work during the election campaign to the Parliament. According to the head of the state, the CEC adequately coped with their task and provide the conditions for a “pure competitive struggle” of all political parties for “fair elections”.

At the same time the President noted that the campaign received and complaints and the CEC promptly respond to them. “I saw Ella Pamfilova addressed this issue hard enough. I want to assure you that we will do everything to ensure that the concerns arose from the observers, you were not only recorded, but was properly verified” – leads TASS words of Vladimir Putin.

The head of state wished to punish any Chapter in the region and in General any leader for violation of the law regardless of political sympathies.

Ella Pamfilova, in turn, complained to the President that not all heads of regions have heard the political will of Putin and his call for “openness and competition”. Some heads passed it through the prism of personal interests,” – said Pamfilova GDP.

However, specific offenders, she did not name, having told only that the CEC analyzed what was happening before election day, when it was “unconscionable use and abuse of administrative resources”. Pamfilova promised to submit to the President material about all the violations.

As for the decline of voter turnout in these elections, the CEC head explained this poor informing of the citizens in the regions.

“In the history of elections in Russia, it was the most difficult campaign,” said Pamfilova.

Elections to the State Duma 2016. Chronicle of events

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