Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Russian Elections

The largest election campaign since the 2008 presidential elections took place October 10th in Russia. These general elections, which took place in 77 regions, included 7,900. Over 100,000 candidates were voted on, with posts ranging from local parliaments to city mayors.

This was also the first time new techonology was used in elections, including cameras to monitor voting and electronic voting systems.

The elections were said to have gone really well, with only 76 complaints (30 million people voted), and are considered free and fair by observers.

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