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The election to the State Duma (the lower house of Russia’s parliament) were held openly and in strict compliance with law, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday at a meeting with leaders of the political parties that have won seats in Duma.
Axar.az reports that the president pointed out that the Duma composition had been determined by the people of Russia, "who exercised their constitutional sovereign right."
"The elections were held openly, in strict compliance with the law and with a high turnout," Putin stressed.
The president stated that more than a half of the country’s voters cast their ballots.
"I would like to thank the people of Russia for coming to the polling stations or for voting at home, or, where there was such an opportunity, remotely," Putin said.
The United Russia party has demonstrated its leadership during the State Duma elections, Putin said.
Putin congratulated them and their supporters on the success, noting that "it was achieved through a tough competition with strong opponents."
"And I congratulate United Russia on the convincing victory, as it has showcased that it is still the leader," Putin said.
2021.09.25 / 23:13