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Kremlin Hails ‘Open, Competitive’ Russia Elections, Opposition Decries Vote as ‘Rigged’

"The competitiveness, openness and honesty of the elections were and are the most important thing for the president,"Kremlin spokesperson said. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

“The competitiveness, openness and honesty of the elections were and are the most important thing for the president,”Kremlin spokesperson mentioned. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov hailed the ‘trustworthy’ nature of the elections.

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  • Last Updated:September 20, 2021, 15:54 IST

The Kremlin on Monday mentioned weekend parliamentary elections in Russia had been open, aggressive and trustworthy, after the opposition decried the vote as rigged.

“The competitiveness, openness and honesty of the elections had been and are a very powerful factor for the president,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov advised reporters.

Peskov acknowledged that the Communist Party — who many Russians voted for to specific dissatisfaction with the authorities — improved its ends in the election, calling it an indication of the competitiveness of the nation’s electoral system.

But he added: “At the identical time we see that United Russia is the principle desire of the voters.”

“The social gathering confronted the duty of reaffirming its management; this activity was actually fulfilled,” Peskov added.

With 95 % of votes counted by 1000 GMT on Monday, United Russia was forward with 49.6 % of the vote adopted by the Communist Party with 19.2 %.

The ruling social gathering’s share of the vote was down from 54.2 % within the final parliamentary election in 2016, whereas the Communists noticed their assist develop from 13.three %.

Allies of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny mentioned the vote was being falsified on an enormous scale, pointing particularly to repeated delays in releasing the outcomes of digital voting in opposition-friendly Moscow.

Peskov mentioned he couldn’t touch upon digital voting and referred all inquiries to the Central Election Commission.

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