Germany points to reports on "massive irregularities" in Russia's Duma elections - Metro US

Germany points to reports on “massive irregularities” in Russia’s Duma elections

Russian parliamentary election in Moscow

BERLIN (Reuters) – There are credible reports of massive irregularities in the Russian Duma elections, a German government spokesman said on Monday, as the vote’s results were finalised.

Russia’s ruling United Russia party, which supports President Vladimir Putin, retained its parliamentary majority after an election and a sweeping crackdown on its critics, but opponents alleged widespread fraud.

(Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Riham Alkousaa; Editing by Thomas Escritt)

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