The results of the elections of the President of Russia has demonstrated the futility of sanctions policy of the Russian Federation and lead to its revision. This view was expressed in the broadcast channel “Russia 24″the Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko.
photo: Natalia Muslinkina
Answering the question that the election campaign took place in conditions of external pressure, the Chairman of the Federation Council drew attention to how “worthy acting President, despite the attacks, sanctions”, stating that it is “respected citizens”.
Matvienko recalled that, “when the pressure starts, attempts to influence, manipulate people, it is a protest of citizens.” In this regard, she believes that “Western partners have strengthened the unity of the people, the people rallied around the leader and supporting him”.
The speaker suggested that at the moment the Western countries “will be disappointed by its policy, its failure, impotence to destabilize the situation” in Russia.
“Will change their tactics, because then such a policy will not give any result,” – said Matvienko.
In addition, at the meeting with the delegation of the pan-African youth Union, Matviyenko said that Russia is ready to share its experience in holding open and fair elections with foreign countries.
“Of course, we were interested in the participation of foreign observers, because we believe your choices open. We have nothing to hide. We even finished our experience gained, to make the property of our partners from other countries,” Matviyenko was quoted by TASS.
She stated that the presidential elections were followed by over a thousand foreign observers from about a hundred countries.
According to her, was created the legislative conditions for the strengthening of public control over the voting process. “In the end, the numbers now have different names, but more than 400 thousand of our citizens at all polling stations took part in monitoring the elections”, – said the speaker of the upper house of Parliament.
In addition, according to Matvienko, this election was a minimal number of complaints, all of them are carefully studied by the CEC.
“In accordance with our legislation, if confirmed the facts of violations of the law will be adopted the most stringent measures,” the Senator said.
Presidential elections took place on 18 March. According to preliminary data, the polling stations visited, the majority of Russian citizens: the turnout was of 67.49% (as of 10:45 Moscow time), the incumbent President supported 76,68% of voters.
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