Federal parliamentary elections are of exceptional importance for Russia, for the successful solution of the most important tasks, which are subordinated to the main goal – to qualitatively improve the lives of people, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a video conference with the leaders of the State Duma factions.
The meeting is attended by the head of the Liberal Democratic Party Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the head of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Gennady Zyuganov, the chairman of the party “Fair Russia” Sergei Mironov and the leader of the faction “United Russia” Sergei Neverov.
“People are not just waiting, but rightly demanding tangible, visible results and changes. Moreover, a special, heightened responsibility lies precisely with the parties of the “Big Four”. Relying on the support of millions of people, they are obliged to set the tone for the entire future election campaign, to conduct it in a constructive and meaningful manner, ”the President stressed.
The head of state noted that the elections should be held openly and with dignity, and the choice of Russians during voting for State Duma deputies should be protected from any attempts to interfere.
Putin also believes that in a dialogue with those who do not follow politics or hold a different point of view, it is necessary to maintain the authority of the parties, and patriotic cohesion is also important.
Earlier, the head of the CEC Ella Pamfilova spoke about the preparations for the September elections. Until May 30, a temporary multi-day voting procedure will be applied. By the same day of voting, a permanent document on the procedure for the multi-day voting will be developed. According to Pamfilova, the probability of a three-day voting is very high.