The CEC summed up the final results of the presidential elections. CEC members told about the voting process and violations and officially announced Vladimir Putin as the elected President of Russia, reports Morning.ru.
“To consider Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin to be elected president of the Russian Federation, who received 45 million 602 thousands of 075 votes, which is 63,6%, that is, more than half of the votes taken by voters,” the CEC approved document about 22 00 MSK .
CEC deputy chairman Stanislav Vavilov said earlier that following the processing of 100%, the Prime Minister, United Russia candidate Vladimir Putin is gaining 63,60% of votes, Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov - 17,18%, self-promoted businessman Mikhail Prokhorov - 7,98%. LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky received 6,22% of the vote, the leader of the party "Fair Russia" Sergey Mironov - 3,85%.
Presidential candidates spent during the election campaign more than 1,4 billion rubles. Most of the money had to be allocated to Mikhail Prokhorov, the least - to Vladimir Putin, Vavilov said. "The expenses of candidates for each voter vote vary from 56 rubles from candidate Prokhorov to 9 rubles from candidate Putin. Thus, the smallest expenses for one received voter vote were from candidate for president Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin," the deputy chairman of the CEC noted.
Speaking of violations, Vavilov said that the CEC had received 706 complaints and appeals during the election campaign and the voting itself. According to him, from 4 November last year to 3 March, 460 received complaints and appeals, directly on election day - 178, after election day - 168. “Measures have been taken for all appeals to the CEC of the Russian Federation in the manner prescribed by law,” the deputy head of the Central Election Commission said.
At the same time, Vavilov noted that the number of complaints and violations in the past five years has not changed much. “We can make an unequivocal conclusion that the number of complaints for television cameras and the public has really increased dramatically. At the same time, legally, the number of complaints has remained unchanged over the last five years,” he said, not excluding that the CEC will sue ” individual speakers, shaking the air with some completely insane figures of alleged violations. "
As the deputy chairman of the CEC, Leonid Ivlev, said in his turn, all projects on alternative counting of election results failed. “Gentlemen, those who say that the elections were dishonest, you were mistaken,” he said, noting that the initiative groups managed to process no more than a tenth of all protocols. “This sample is not representative,” Ivlev stressed.
During the election campaign against the CEC "real information terror was unleashed," but the staff of election commissions at all levels successfully coped with the task, Ivlev said. "The elections took place, the elections were held in accordance with Russian legislation," he concluded.
Yevgeny Kolyushin, a member of the Commission with a decisive vote from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, criticized the findings of the CEC. He explained that, as a member of the Central Election Commission, he must put his signature in the final protocol on the results of the presidential elections, but expresses his dissenting opinion, as "the information received after the March 4 elections, recorded in the arithmetic form, indicates violations of the principle of free elections." "The media plays an important role in shaping the will of citizens. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin was in a very privileged position with respect to other candidates," Kolyushin emphasized, noting that more airtime was devoted to Putin than to other candidates, and more media wrote about him.
A member of the CEC, Maya Grishina, responded that the media did not violate the law during the campaign. In her opinion, the elections were held in an atmosphere of informational openness, “clashes of different opinions”
In turn, a member of the CEC with an advisory vote from the Communist Party Kirill Serdyukov proposed to consider the question of the resignation of the head of the CEC Vladimir Churov. In his opinion, the Central Election Commission did not fulfill the duties of an impartial arbitrator during the elections, and therefore Churov must leave. Serdyukov’s proposal, however, was supported only by Kolyushin, and the question of the resignation of the head of the CEC was not included on the agenda.
The election of the President of Russia took place on March 4. Immediately upon their completion, independent observers reported massive violations. According to the League of Voters organization, 10% of votes were “attributed” to Vladimir Putin. The CEC of the Russian Federation rejects these charges.