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Mateusz Piskorski: "Elections in Russia are more democratic than the U.S."

December 2 2007

Representatives of foreign organizations and journalists accredited to the Russian Central Election Commission for the observation of the elections of deputies of the Duma in Russia, greatly appreciated the professionalism of the CEC organization of the national vote.

According to the chairman of the European Institute of geopolitical analysis, ex-deputy of the Sejm (Poland) Mateusz Piskorski, he and his colleagues have not noticed any violations. "In those areas where we already were, no violations observed. Ballots and informational materials for the voters are very well done. What else can I mention? Such a festive atmosphere. It is possible to say, your national holiday. In other countries, such a festive atmosphere no "- he said, according to .

In addition, according to the Polish guest, foreign observers have time to get acquainted with the Russian electoral law - and they came to a complete delight. "It's very interesting, there are a lot of what does not exist in the laws of Western countries. And I think that your law in some aspects better, progressive for democracy than the law of some Western countries like the United States, not as proportionate and as democratic as your" - Mateusz Piskorski said, adding that in future it will be possible to exchange ideas between our countries. "

Recall that in Russia today are the election of deputies of the lower chamber of Russian parliament. The elections are watching some 300 international observers already accredited by the CEC. And, as explained by CEC member Igor Borisov, their number will increase.

In particular, at this point in the 1983 CEC accredited representative of the CIS Executive Committee, 57 representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, 49 people from the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly, 44 from the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, 10 of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, five of the Nordic Council, two from the Association of elections in Europe, four representatives of the Islamic Conference, two representatives of the Central Office for the elections in Hungary. Also has observers from the central election commissions of Japan, Mongolia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine.

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