Wiping in front of the camera – Russia “chooses”
Vladimir Putin’s party will retain its majority in the Russian parliament despite significant losses. There have been major allegations of election fraud in Russia. Some cases were recorded with the help of surveillance cameras.
DParliamentary and regional elections in Russia were marred by massive allegations of fraud. Some cases were documented and shared on social media with the help of surveillance cameras.
A video recording shows a mop placed in front of a surveillance camera, believed to contain a ballot box. The Election Commission had already promised that the video broadcast should also be shown on the Internet.
Another video shows a worker at a polling station in the western Siberia city of Kemerovo. The protesters were standing in front of a ballot box. Behind him you can see a hand, next to a Russian flag, probably putting the ballots into the ballot box over and over again. The woman looks embarrassed in the room.
After counting a quarter of the votes cast, Vladimir Putin’s party “United Russia” received 44.26 percent of the vote. In the last general election held in 2016, the party had secured 54 per cent. On Sunday evening, the Communist Party came second with 22.31 per cent votes, followed by the Nationalist Party LDPR with 8.5 per cent.
Thousands of violations across the country
Free election observers for the Golos organization have listed thousands of violations across the country. For example, he pointed out that voters were given ballot papers that already had a cross for the Kremlin party United Russia. In another polling station it is said that the ballpoint pen did not work – only a pencil was in hand.
According to Golos, in the Chelyabinsk region of the Urals, a woman reported that she wanted to vote with her husband. According to the minutes, she has already voted. Maybe someone else voted for him. According to Golos, there were similar examples in other regions of the world’s largest country in terms of area – for example in Saint Petersburg. A Russian woman living in Israel said she was able to vote twice – online and at a polling station.
The parliamentary election is the last vote before the 2024 presidential election. Putin, who turns 69 next month, has yet to say whether he will run.
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