Report: Gorbachev calls for retake on Russian elections

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 7, 2011 17:41

Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev decried recent Russian parliamentary elections, saying they were rife with fraud and demanding a new vote, the BBC reported Wednesday.

After rallies against the elections results drew thousands in Moscow, Gorbachev called on Russia's leaders to admit election fraud and that the results do not reflect the "people's will."

Gorbachev, 80, warned that public discontent with the results is growing, and that the Kremlin's unwillingness to deal with that fact will only work to "discredit the authorities" and increase protests.


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