Matviyenko called the elections of the tenth of September «truly democratic»

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva in fotosensibile in a single day of voting at the polling station. Archival photoMatviyenko called the elections of the tenth of September «truly democratic»© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva the image Bank

The Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko called Russia’s recent September 10 election «truly democratic», stressing that gross violations was avoided due to changes in the electoral legislation.

Elections of different level have passed in Russia in the uniform voting day on September 10 in 82 of the 85 regions in 16 subjects chose the heads of regions.

Matvienko considers that the changes that were made to the electoral legislation, including on the initiative of senators was justified. Among the amendments she called the simplification of the procedure for the appointment of observers at polling stations, collecting of signatures of voters in nominating a candidate, the rejection of absentee ballots, expansion of the powers of observers and media representatives, increasing the number of polling stations and others.

«It’s safe to say that largely due to these innovations of gross violations was not, elections become truly democratic, transparent, honest», — said Matvienko in interview to «Rossiyskaya Gazeta».

© Infografiken voting day in RussiaMatviyenko called the elections of the tenth of September «truly democratic»© Infografiken voting day in Russia

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