President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev after nine in the evening, when the CEC announced the first preliminary results of the elections to the state Duma, and sociologists have provided the data of exit polls, came to the office of “United Russia” in the Bath lane. About their plans to meet with the parties, informed sources reported. The visit of Putin and head of the party United Russia to Medvedev in a live show channel “Russia 24”.
The first was made by Medvedev. The state Duma elections, a significant portion of voters voted for “United Russia”, the Prime Minister said, calling it a victory. “I can safely say that our party won,” he said. According to Medvedev, “United Russia “will have an absolute majority in the Duma, and what exactly will become clear after the final vote count.
Next were the President. “With confidence we can say that the party achieved a very good result. Won,” he repeated after the Prime Minister and the President.
“Hard, hard, and people still for the “United Russia” voted, — said Putin. In any case, people see that representatives of “United Russia” really trying for people who are working sincerely”. “Work as efficiently as possible,” — he misspoke. According to Putin, “skeptics may say that it is not as good as could be”. “Simple is better, no one works”, he concluded.
Earlier, the CEC after processing of 6.72% of the ballots reported that the state Duma elections, the leader of the party “United Russia” of 44.15%. At the same time there is evidence of two exit polls. According to VTsIOM, United Russia will receive 44.5 percent of the votes, according to Thomas (48.7 per cent). Putin and Medvedev, speaking to party members, referred to the fact that these details are known.
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According to Putin, the vote for the “United Russia” associated “with the growing political maturity of our people.” There are many questions that need to be addressed, he said. While “we need to seek common ground with other parties represented in the Parliament and take decisions that will be accepted by the majority of society,” Putin said.
Communicating further with the parties, the President reminded about his role in the creation of the party. According to him, “it’s nice to see that the structure I created and which worked,” provides real results, Putin said. That the President was involved in the creation of the “United Russia”, he already said on Saturday, answering a question of journalists on the upcoming elections.
Putin visited the headquarters of the party along with Medvedev, who was with his wife and Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin and speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko.