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Russian Election Commission Head Pamfilova Will Resign If Elections Unfair

Ella Pamfilova

The head of Russia’s Central Election Committee, Ella Pamfilova, has announced in an interview with the Ekho Moskvy radio station that she will resign in the event of  unfair elections.

She expressed hope that she will be able to remove negativity and distrust toward elections.

“I simply aim to perform professionally, as I am obliged to do, but time will tell. Will this distrust be removed, raise people’s interest and trust in elections?” she asked.

She stressed that people shouldn't feel that the elections are “just some kind of sham,” and that a lot depends on their outcome.

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