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Polling stations in Russia equipped with electronic ballot boxes

December 24 2009

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev believes that the recent regional elections in Russia were "not sterile". However, he said, the number of violations were minor and in the future everything will be done to limit these precedents to a minimum.

"The general legal situation following the elections shows that the elections were not sterile," - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in the air of three federal TV channels on Thursday, summing up the year.

Medvedev stressed that "the most serious difficulties were in Derbent. However, he noted that "the overall number of violations was not exactly massive, and it just does not show that the will of the voters was substantially changed."

Moreover, Medvedev said, all the polling stations in Russia will soon be equipped with electronic ballot boxes. "It is only necessary to this plan the money, and we're at it let's go. I spoke with the chairman of the Central Election Commission. Ultimately, I hope, already in a fairly short term, we have all the stations will be equipped with automated systems for voting and election results will be determined immediately after a fall last bulletin in the ballot box, "- said Medvedev. "This is democracy.'ll Have to spend money on it. Other countries are being spent, and we spend it," - head of state added.

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