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Mon Mar 5, 2012, 05:43 AM

OSCE: Russia election 'clearly skewed' for Putin

Russia's presidential elections were "clearly skewed" in favour of the winner, Vladimir Putin, monitors with the Organisation for Security and Co-operation (OSCE) have said.

Preliminary results showed that Mr Putin, who is currently prime minister, won more than 63% of votes.

There have been widespread claims of fraud and vote violations, and the OSCE said the result was "never in doubt".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17257644

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Quick, how long before the Putin apologists tell us the OSCE is just an arm of the CIA?

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FLAprogressive Mar 2012 OP
malaise Mar 2012 #1
steve2470 Mar 2012 #2
dipsydoodle Mar 2012 #3
napoleon_in_rags Mar 2012 #4

Response to FLAprogressive (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 05:47 AM

1. What about the 2004 elections in the US?

Were those skewed for Bush? What about 2000 when the Supremes stole them for Bush!

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 05:52 AM

2. +1 nt

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Response to FLAprogressive (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 06:03 AM

3. The claims are probably from the main cities such as Moscow.

My understanding is that Putin's general support is from the working class spread across the country and as such the result doesn't surprise me.

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Response to FLAprogressive (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 06:25 AM

4. I just hope the Russian people don't forget their soul.

Leaders are insignificant, what matters is what people stand for. I hope the stand up and make demands in accordance with their principles. Demand right outcomes. That's what matters.

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