On 8 October 2019, member of the CEC of Russia Alexander Klyukin took part in the meeting of the working group of the Provisional Commission of the Federation Council for the protection of state sovereignty and prevention of interference in the internal affairs of the Russian Federation. The results of monitoring external interference in the Russian election campaigns of 2019 were discussed.
During the discussion, Alexander Klyukin informed the participants of the meeting about the appeals received by the CEC of Russia during the organization, preparation and conduct of election campaigns: “We received 3519 appeals from participants of the electoral process. But there were fewer complaints on violations,” he noted. “The results of voting at 15 polling stations in 6 regions of our country have been completely canceled. Criminal cases have been opened for violations of electoral legislation.”
Alexander Klyukin spoke about his recent trip to Vienna and his speech at the election observation seminar, which was held by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE ODIHR).
“I spoke about elections to the Moscow city Duma and noted that the reasons for refusal to register ten candidates were the lack of signatures, violations in certificates and the use of official status,”- said the member of the CEC of Russia. “We must go there and show that we know the situation, understand it and are ready to work together with ODIHR. We are ready to listen to their recommendations but at the same time we want our opinion to be heard too.”