Medvedev: Sept 8 elections were no easy, real competition is in place

Russian Prime Minister, leader of the United Russia party Dmitry Medvedev thinks that the single election day, September 8, showed a real political competition in Russia.

"The elections were not easy. They showed the increased activity of non-parliamentary parties, including the recently registered ones. In general, there were 110,000 candidates from 54 parties. This was a real competition," Medvedev said at the United Russia election headquarters on Sunday night.

Medvedev thanked all those who had organized the elections in Russia's Far East that has been suffering from the flooding. He thanked those "who organized the elections and all the citizens who showed their civil responsibility and came to polling stations and cast their votes in a difficult life situation."

"I am certain that our people supported those who are ready to make effort to restore normal life," Medvedev said.

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