Volodin called competition last September 9 by-election to the state Duma

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty in fotoreceptor of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin. Archival photoVolodin called competition last September 9 by-election to the state Duma© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty the image Bank

State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin called the competition held on 9 September in seven-member districts-elections to the State Duma.

«The elections were competitive, more than five candidates competed in each electoral district, will emphasize that it is single-member constituencies, they cover about 500 thousand voters. Won those who was more efficient, worked with constituents, met with them, solved their problem. I hope that this work will continue to have my colleagues along with us in the State Duma», — said Volodin told reporters.

He also described the last campaign as a whole.

«If we talk in General about the election campaign, perhaps it is appropriate to say that democracy is a certain procedures and rules with uncertain results. The elections fully comply with this principle», — said the speaker of the lower house, later explaining that the quoted Polish-American political scientist Adam Przeworski.

In the single voting day September 9, direct election of the heads of the 22 regions of Russia, deputies of legislative bodies of the 16 regions and about 5 thousand elections to bodies of local self-government. The second round must pass in four subjects of the Russian Federation.