German Foreign Ministry official refused to assess the elections to the State Duma
German Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Adebar refused to assess the elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation, citing the lack of official results, RIA Novosti reported.
“There are no final results of these elections. Unfortunately, due to the restrictions imposed by Russia, there were no independent international observers. We think that the use of the new three-day e-voting would be very useful to ensure transparency and comprehensive analysis of the electoral process, ”Adebar said at the briefing.
He added that Berlin takes into account the reports of independent observers in the Russian Federation about very serious violations at the elections. A German Foreign Ministry spokesman said: “We are concerned about this information.
Earlier, the OSCE stated that the organization's observers would not follow the voting process in the parliamentary elections in Russia, since the Russian Federation limited the number of observers due to the epidemiological situation. Russia's Permanent Representative to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich said that the refusal of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly to observe the electoral process in Russia is justified and not politicized. At the same time, the head of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, Ella Pamfilova, emphasized that the parliamentary elections in the Russian Federation will have a full contingent of international observers.
Voting for the Duma and other elections in the Russian Federation took place from 17 to 19 September this year. The State Duma is elected for a five-year term under a mixed electoral system: 225 deputies are elected from party lists, and the remaining 225 deputies are elected from single-mandate constituencies in one round.
The United Russia party leads the State Duma elections with 49.82% of the vote, the Communist Party of Russia is in second place with 19.00%, and the Liberal Democratic Party is in third place with 7.49% of the vote. According to the CEC, 99% of the protocols have been developed. According to the second data, the party "Fair Russia for Truth", one of the five leaders, received 7.42% of the votes, and "New People" - 5.35%. Thus, initially, five parties entered the State Duma, exceeding the electoral threshold of 5%.