The State Duma elections do not correspond to international requirements and pose a threat to Russian democratic reforms, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly head Bruce George declared at a news conference in Moscow today. According to him, OSCE observers who monitored the elections have the impression that these elections have demonstrated regression of democratic processes in the country. According to observers, the excessive use of administrative resources and the possibilities of mass media sources have resulted in the distortion of the results of the elections in favor of the pro-Kremlin United Russia party.
At the same time, the international mission pointed to the high professionalism of the Russian Central Election Commission. George noted that 95 percent of the polling stations functioned very well.