The Central Election Commission reported 137 complaints on Saturday. In addition, the commission reported on foreign interference. He did not say from which country or countries the attacks would come.
According to the Russian Ministry, there are no serious abuses that could affect the outcome of the elections. But independent observers from the voter rights organization Golos, published a report on Saturday in which they spoke of thousands of “irregularities” spread across the country. For example, people voted more than once. Many of these infractions were captured on photos or videos.
The elections in Russia began on Friday and lasted three days. Russians elect a new State Duma (the House of Representatives) consisting of 450 members. In addition, regional and local authorities are elected. The first polling stations closed on Sunday afternoon (Netherlands time) in the east of the country. The last polling stations closed on Sunday evening.
At the start of Sunday evening, turnout in Russia was about 45 percent. United Russia is currently the largest party. According to recent opinion polls, the Kremlin-friendly party will easily maintain its majority in Parliament.
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