Russian Political Forces Challenge the Results of Electronic Voting
The Central Elections Committee announced that it will take these objections into consideration.
The Communist Party and the Alliance of People's and National Forces in Russia announced today a decision not to recognize and challenge the results of electronic voting.
Both political groups said that they "plan to organize protests against the results of electronic voting on Saturday."
For its part, the Central Elections Committee announced that it will meet today to approve the results of the Russian parliamentary elections, adding that it will consider "the results of electronic voting and the protests against them."
The online voting monitoring service in Moscow had revealed earlier that more than a million people voted in the parliamentary elections through remote internet voting.
The Voting Monitoring Service indicated in its data that about 1.2 million people participated in electronic voting in Moscow, on the first Election Day. These votes included both major federal electoral districts and minor electoral districts, according to the service.
Members of the State Duma will be elected for 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.