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Deputy Obukhov sent a request to Lavrov to assess the legitimacy of the elections in Estonia.

MOSCOW, March 6 – RIA Novosti. State Duma deputy Sergei Obukhov (KPRF) sent a request to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Sergei Lavrov, with a request to evaluate the international legal assessment of the parliamentary elections that ended in Estonia, in particular, in terms of the readiness of some of the United States. recognition of the legitimacy of results by political forces.

The reformist party confidently won the March 5 elections for Estonia’s 101-seat parliament. 31.2% of the electorate voted for the reformists, securing 37 seats in parliament. The Conservative People’s Party (EKRE), which received 16.1% of the votes and 17 deputies, the Center Party (15.3% of the votes and 16 deputies), the Estonian 200 Party (14 deputies), and the Social Democratic Party took part in the new parliament. Party (nine missions) and Fatherland party (eight missions).

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All parties that enter parliament have similar positions on foreign policy, defense and security. They support the presence of NATO troops on the territory of the republic and the Baltic region, condemn Russia’s actions in Ukraine, advocate the continuation of anti-Russian sanctions, and also agree to allocate at least 3% of GDP for defense spending.

Based on Articles 14 and 17 of the Federal Law “On the status of senator of the Russian Federation and the status of deputy of the State Duma …”, I ask you to consider the issue of international law (Russian Federation). Evaluation of the scandalous Riigikogu (parliamentary) elections that ended in Estonia, especially in terms of individual US political forces declaring their readiness to recognize the legitimacy of their results,” wrote Obukhov (RIA Novosti).

According to Obukhov, the results of the voting, despite an announced hour to be processed, only become available to the public and parties participating in the elections at the end of the day.

“What makes the idea of ​​possible distortion suggestive … It is quite possible to assume that some foreign powers are objectively extremely interested in the election victory of the party in Estonia, whose political program platform meets the interests of these foreign powers,” he said.

EKRE leader Martin Helme previously said that his party will challenge the results of electronic voting in parliamentary elections in court and will not recognize the results until the electoral commission clarifies on the structure and principles of vote counting in electronic voting.

The reformers took the lead after the results of the electronic voting, held from 27 February to 4 March, were announced. Prior to that, EKRE was the leader, about 5% ahead of the reformists.

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