Police exposes over 2,000 violations in parliamentary elections
MOSCOW, December 23 - RAPSI. Police has made over 2,000 administrative violation reports during the election campaign to the State Duma, Public Order Department head Yuri Demidov said on Friday.
"During the two months before the State Duma elections and thereafter we received more than four million statements concerning violations. We have made more than 2,000 reports of administrative responsibility," Demidov said at a meeting of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights.
According to Demidov 914 individuals have been made liable, 67 were subject to administrative arrest, 53 criminal cases have been opened, in 12 cases guilty persons have been established and some of them have been charged.
The United Russia won the December 4 elections. Although it will have less representatives in the parliament this time the United Russia will still have a majority.
Thousands of people took to the streets to protest the election results in Russia. The largest rally was held in central Moscow on December 10. According to the police, some 25,000 protesters gathered in Bolotnaya Square beside the Kremlin. The organizers of the meeting claimed that 40,000 people took part. Participants in the rally put forward a number of demands and scheduled the next rally for December 24.