Opposition victory in Russian elections is unlikely
Georgia, Tbilisi, Dec 5 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
A democratic victory was desirable in the Russia parliamentary elections, but "it is unlikely due to the current situation there," the Georgian Foreign Ministry officially commented.
"It is too early to give official estimates at this stage, but the Georgian side hopes that international observers will give an objective assessment" Deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze said at a traditional briefing on Monday.
"The main evaluation must be made by international observers, which we hope are in place and are not put under pressure."
The head of CEC Vladimir Churov said that 96 per cent of the final ballot papers had been processed.
According to preliminary data, four parties will enter the Russian parliament. The result of the United Russia is 49.54 per cent, CPRF is 19,16 per cent of the vote, the Fair Russia - 13,22 per cent, the Liberal Democratic Party 11.66 per cent.
Yabloko has not received enough votes to exceed the seven per cent barrier receiving only 3.3 per cent of the vote. Patriots of Russia and Just Cause only managed one per cent of the total votes cast.