Skip to comments.Lieberman: Russia elections were fair and democratic
Posted on 12/08/2011 6:13:56 AM PST by kronos77
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman met with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday, and said that he believes the recent elections in Russia were fair and democratic, the Russian news agency Itar-Tass reported.
According to the report, Lieberman said that he shares the view of the Israeli observers who oversaw the election in Russia, who said they were fair and democratic.
The elections, which were recently described by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as neither free nor fair, resulted with Putin's United Russia party winning less than 50 percent of Sunday's vote a steep fall from its earlier two-thirds majority.
Visiting Moscow as part of an annual economic cooperation summit between Israel and Russia, Lieberman spoke to Putin about the situation in Syria and Iran, and about the role of Hezbollah and Hamas in the region.
Lieberman said he hopes Israel's positions on these matters will receive proper attention in Russia.
Lieberman also stressed that supplying Syria with state-of-the-art weapons can have very negative consequences given the current turmoil in the country. He also told Putin that Russia's support of unilateral steps by the Palestinians at the UN does not help promote an agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
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So the Minister was blackmailed or threatened indirectly.
No, they were fair and the bad guys, Putin and company, lost!
The reason we know they were fair is: Hillary Clinton said they weren’t!
We have personal testimony from a Russian poll worker that they were stuffing the ballot box for Putin’s party, yet they were falling behind.
I didn't know ACORN had a Russian subsidiary!
ACORN “IS” a Russian subsidiary, born of Soviet style communism.
The evidence of vote fixing is overwhelming. Some of the people who did it have walked the press through it, even demonstrating how up to 50 falsified ballots can be inserted in a ballot box at a time without making noise. At this point, anyone suggesting the election wasn’t rigged is angling for something.
United Russia would have received less than 50% of the vote in a credible election. Not all political parties were allowed to participate and there was pressure to vote for the ruling party. Russia has a perfect dictatorship like Mexico in the PRI era. A ruling party that manipulates the system to stay in power. Its bad but there is hope for improvement once Putin leaves the scene. There was none under Communism.