Actual competitiveness of elections should be increased and better consideration of voters’ views sought

19 September 2014

This conclusion was made in the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, in view of the early results of the human rights monitoring on the single election day.

On 14 September representatives of the Commissioner for Human Rights, in cooperation with the Central Election Commission and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, monitored observance of rights during regional elections.

Officials of the Russian Commissioner’s Office were assigned to some territorial entities of the RF, including Moscow, St Petersburg, regions of Moscow, Bryansk, Volgograd, Pskov, Novosibirsk, Lipetsk, Kurgan, Sakhalin, Khabarovsk, and Krasnoyarsk territories, and other regions.

A considerable pack of materials was collected to be further on analysed and to serve as a basis for recommendations to the relevant executive authorities and political parties’ members.

The analysis’ results will be also provided in a special report to the Russian Minister of Internal Affairs and the Central Election Commission Chairman.

It is to be reminded that 14 September 2014 the citizens of Russia exercised their constitutional rights to elect and be elected into various state authorities and local government bodies. As the CEC of the RF said, around 43 ths credentials at all levels had been distributed in the elections. More than 75 mln Russians took part in the voting.


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