Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federation Council Konstantin Kosacheov confirmed today that the members of the Russian delegation that accompanied the conduct of the presidential elections in Syria did not notice any violation or violation during the electoral process, pointing to the high turnout of Syrians at the polling stations to cast their votes.
Kosacheov told Sputnik: “The facts indicate that the turnout of citizens to participate in the elections was very high .. The Federation Council members who were present immediately as observers reported that the situation was completely calm and the rules of the election campaigns and other pre-election events were not violated as well.” .
Kosacheov pointed out that the extension of the election period came as a result of the continued influx of voters in a large number of polling stations, with the aim of giving the opportunity to all people who wish to cast their votes, stressing at the same time that Moscow attaches great importance to moving forward the political process led by the Syrians themselves without outside interference.
Kosacheov confirmed yesterday that the European Union’s position on the presidential elections that took place in Syria represents a clear interference in its internal affairs, indicating that any assessments that come now from the European Union after the elections in Syria are illiterate because the European Union evaluated the elections even before they were organized and conducted.
In turn, a member of the International Affairs Committee of the Russian Federation Council, Sergey Tsekov, said: “The West does not see the flagrant violations within its countries as happened during the election campaign in the United States, but at the same time Western politicians criticize other countries that live according to their own internal laws and which they are trying to impose their will on.”
A few days ago, Syria strongly condemned the statements of the French Foreign Ministry’s spokesman on the presidential elections and affirmed that these elections are a Syrian sovereign matter par excellence that no foreign party has the right to interfere with, and the Syrians alone have the final say in it.