Political scientist: observers from the EU coming to the elections in the state Duma, if you invite them

Political scientist: observers from the EU coming to the elections in the state Duma, if you invite them


The question is whether a political decision from the Russian authorities for inviting international observers to the parliamentary elections, says the Professor of political science and sociology political process sociology faculty of Moscow state University Pavel Kanevsky.

MOSCOW, 24 Dec. International observers will come to the parliamentary elections in Russia in 2016, if there is a political decision and an invitation from the Russian government, the problems there, said associate Professor of political science and sociology political process sociology faculty of Moscow state University Pavel Kanevsky.

Earlier, EU Ambassador to Russia Vygaudas Usackas said in an interview that the EU would welcome the timely invitation of international observers at the parliamentary elections in Russia. He noted that the EU does not observe elections in the countries-members of OSCE, but actively participates in these missions under the auspices of ODIHR of the OSCE.

In turn, the head of the CEC Vladimir Churov said that the question of inviting international observers to Russia for the Duma elections in 2016 is in the early stages of development.

“I believe that observers undoubtedly would have come, but there must be a political decision. From a technical point of view there are no problems,” said Paul Kanevsky.

According to him, the question is whether a political decision from the Russian authorities for inviting international observers for the parliamentary elections.

“The question is whether this decision taken in the Russian leadership and be motivated? I think it’s a little too early (about the invitation) to speak. And although this question surely being worked out, most likely, the authorities will wait until the last moment before making the final decision”, — said the Agency interlocutor.