Russian Election Commission Validates Duma Elections Results
The Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation signs a protocol on the election of the State Duma deputies, according to which the results were deemed valid.
The Central Election Commission (CEC) of the Russian Federation signed a protocol regarding the elections of the State Duma deputies. According to that protocol, the elections were recognized as valid.
"The final protocols of election commissions involved in the State Duma elections fairly reflect the outcome of the vote," CEC Chairperson Ella Pamfilova declared. Pamfilova added that the CEC "certifies the State Duma elections as valid," according to the TASS news agency.
A communist party defies e-voting results, thus the protocol
Earlier in the day, the Communist Party of Russia announced a decision not to recognize and to defy the e-voting result in protests on Saturday.
Consequently, the Central Election Commission announced that it will meet to approve the results of the Russian State Duma elections, taking into consideration the results of electronic voting and the protests against them.
About the elections
The polling process began in the State Duma elections in Russia last week and continued till the evening of Sunday, September 19.
Members of the State Duma have a 5-year term through a mixed electoral system: 225 deputies from party lists, and 225 deputies from individual districts. Fourteen parties are competing for the 450 seats in the Russian State Duma.