Moscow voting for Putin

Moscow is voting for Putin " oR- United Russia Party
News Type: Event — Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:36 AM IST
world-news, russia, elections
Naresh kumar sagar

United Russia party who is in advantageous position to secure the chances of governing Russia is in fact gets 35% votes on survey of pre polls but some Poll survey exhibits that party is ranked with 55% with majority in its grip.

Weekend election campaign, a over-confidence may not bring results in favor of Putin’s party, hence he declares on national channels,“Don't, please don't think that the direction and pace of our development will be maintained automatically. That's a dangerous illusion.

United Russia party an outfit on which Putin rides to remain as National Leader whereas his counterparts Leaders of other political parties questions the validity of freedom of use of national and private channels in election campaign in comparison to other parties in fray.

Russians, electronic media, A Channel One spokeswoman said earlier in the day that all the "big" parties had been contacted about providing speeches, and only United Russia and the LDPR had replied.

Ignoring accusations of abuse of office, President Vladimir Putin went on national television Thursday to urge Russians to vote for United Russia in weekend elections. A Communist official said Zyuganov only won airtime after filing multiple complaints to the Central Elections Commission about state television's lavish coverage of United Russia.

The third national channel, NTV, only showed Putin's speech.

In a Channel One the Russian flag behind him, a stern-looking Putin argued that his government was responsible for the economic boom and needed to be allowed to continue its course. "Don't, please don't think that the direction and pace of our development will be maintained automatically. That's a dangerous illusion," he said. A United Russia spokeswoman declined to say whether the party had paid for the airtime.
Putin heads United Russia's federal list, although he is not a member of the party.{The Moscow news}.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov reiterated that the address had been recorded at Ostankino rather than the Kremlin because Putin was speaking as a Duma candidate and not as the president. He said Putin had felt it necessary to answer questions that he had received "from many sources."

Moscow, in just off Red Square, a huge advertisement exclaims that "Moscow is voting for Putin!".President Vladimir Putin warned the Russian people in a television address today on Thursday on 29 th November three days ahead of parliamentary elections that it was a "dangerous illusion" to assume the results were a foregone conclusion.

Putin, who has consistently and emphatically called on voters to cast their ballots for the party, United Russia received from 57 percent to 62 percent of all prime-time political news coverage from Oct. 1 to Nov. 22, according to the CJES study. Prime time was defined as from 6 p.m. to midnight.

"This can't be called a fair representation," CJES head Oleg Panfilov said at a news conference Thursday.

The Communists, for example, received a 1.2 percent slice of prime- time coverage on NTV and 3.4 percent on Rossia television -- compared with United Russia's 19.1 percent on NTV and 20.2 percent pm Rossia, Panfilov said. his speech, Mr Putin laid out the achievements of his time in office. "The economy is growing solidly, and poverty is disappearing, albeit slowly," he said. He admitted that the war against terrorism was not yet won, but said terrorists had been dealt a "crushing blow".

Analysts said the speech was a violation of Russian law, which forbids Mr Putin from using his position as president to influence the vote.
But the Kremlin claimed the address was made in Mr Putin's capacity as head of the United Russia party list, and not as president.
Far from taking questions, the broadcast was very straightforward. "I ask you to turn out for the elections on Dec. 2 and vote for United Russia," Putin said. President Vladimir Putin's support for the United Russia party's federal ticket in the December parliamentary elections - a list Putin heads - in a television program on Thursday, was not in breach of the law, the Central Election Commission chairman Vladimir
Churov argued on Thursday.” A candidate who is on a federal ticket has the right to champion his party," Churov told reporters in answering a question on whether what Putin said in a program on Russia's Channel One was lawful. Interfax report.

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