Roughly 17 percent of the complaints registered with Russian election officials over the March presidential contest were confirmed, authorities said. Vladimir Putin secured a third non-consecutive term in office during March presidential elections. Sergei Danilenko, a Russian election official, said Friday 268 of the 1,564 complaints registered by the Central Election Commission “were confirmed,” reports Russia’s state-run news service RIA Novosti.
Election monitors in December suggested State Duma elections were skewed in favor of Putin’s political party, United Russia. Similar concerns were expressed in a March election that secured Putin’s third term in office. Members of a presidential Human Rights Council later resigned in protest of Putin’s re-election, complaining he is “an illegitimate president.”
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