The Russian Embassy urged the United States to take care of their own elections
The Russian Embassy urged the United States to take care of their own elections after criticizing the Russian elections of governors, deputies of legislative assemblies and city parliaments were held in Russia from 9 to 11 September. The CEC declared no serious violations during the voting
The Russian Embassy in the United States recommended that Washington refrain from allegations about the Russian elections and take care to ensure the transparency of its own electoral processes.
Diplomats suggested that the US administration refer to the data of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Russia, and more do not interfere in the internal affairs of the country.
“We recommend taking more care to ensure the transparency of electoral processes in the United States itself, not interfering in our internal affairs,” — said the embassy (quote from RIA Novosti).
Thus, the diplomats reacted to the words of State Department spokesman Ned Price, who accused the Russian authorities of numerous violations of the principles of freedom of expression during regional and municipal elections.
Elections at different levels were held in 82 regions of Russia from 9 to 11 September. Governors were elected in 14 regions, and acting or temporarily acting governors won everywhere. As for elections to legislative assemblies and city parliaments, United Russia won in all regions where they were held, and improved the result in three subjects compared to the 2017 campaign— in North Ossetia, the Penza region and Sakhalin.
The head of the Central Election Commission, Ella Pamfilova, said that the elections were held normally and without serious violations. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin considers the election results as a demonstration of a high level of support for Vladimir Putin and his policies, including the decision to conduct a special operation in Ukraine.
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