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Civil society in Russia takes lead in showing commitment to free and fair elections, rule of law and protection of human rights

posted 6 Mar 2017, 03:02 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 6 Mar 2017, 03:03 ]
6 March 2012

According to OSCE election observers and the independent election monitors Golos and the League of Voters, the presidential elections held on 4 March were seriously flawed. In these circumstances, the authorities should conduct effective investigations into allegations of electoral fraud, and bring those responsible to justice. Elections which fall short of the standards for free and fair elections undermine the legitimacy of government. A failure to prosecute those responsible would undermine the rule of law. [Read more]