In Russia built a transparent and honest electoral system, said Matvienko

© Photo : press service of Spreadsheeting of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko. Archive photoIn Russia built a transparent and honest electoral system, said Matvienko© Photo : press service of SF

Last September 9 election showed that Russia built a transparent and honest democratic election system, said the Federation Council speaker Valentina Matviyenko on Wednesday at the opening of the autumn session of the chamber.

«In 26 regions of Russia have passed elections of heads of regions, 16 regions were chosen deputies of regional parliaments. It is noteworthy that this year’s elections is not limited to a single voting day on 9 September,» — said the speaker.

She noted that in some regions, the campaign is still ongoing. Other have already passed the second rounds of the gubernatorial election, which showed that «seriously increased political competition, it can not but rejoice,» said the Senator.

«The September campaign showed that Russia built a transparent and fair democratic electoral system, which effectively provides what is called «standing» to combat violations of electoral legislation», — said the Senator.

She added that an important result of the campaign was the completion of the Council of the Federation new members, many of whom have already begun to work.

As reported earlier in the rules Committee, after the elections today in SF come 13 new senators, and another 10 were perepodchinenie their powers.

This year 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. Was also assigned the additional elections to the state Duma of the seventh convocation in seven single-member districts as the relevant parliamentary seats became vacant earlier; such by-election has affected six regions.