Putin’s poll office to cooperate with election monitors

February 3rd, 2012 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS  

Moscow, Feb 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s election campaign office has said it will cooperate with the League of Voters, a public movement formed after December’s vote protests, to monitor presidential elections in March.

“I am sure that by pooling our efforts we will ensure a fair election,” a deputy chief of Putin’s presidential campaign staff said in a letter addressed to the League founders.

The League, created in mid-January by a group of liberal public figures, aims to ensure fair presidential elections.

It has sent letters to all presidential candidates offering to deploy its election monitors.

Putin earlier offered monitoring mandates to members of the liberal Yabloko party whose candidate Grigory Yavlinsky has been barred from running.

–IANS/RIA Novosti
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