Putin wants fair elections - Shoigu

Sergey Shoigu, Russian Minister for Emergencies, co-chair of the Supreme Council of the United Russia Party, said that he will support Vladimir Putin at the presidential polls just as the majority of citizens would, ITAR-TASS reports.

He underlined that Putin is the one who wants fair elections the most. Putin was the one to propose that webcams be set up at polling stations to count the votes.

Shoigu also said that he supports Putin’s plan for restoration of Russian economy, development of industry in Siberia and the Far East. This includes construction of roads, nuclear and hydro power plants, development of production.

Former Minister Alexey Kudrin, who attended protests for fair elections in Moscow on December 24, said on December 27 that Putin does not fear the polls in March and is ready to do all it takes to make them fair. Prime minister’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov noted on December 25 that Putin is supported by the majority of citizens.


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