NOVO-OGAREVO, November 15 Regional elections The year 2023, which took place for the first time in new regions of Russia, is historic; for the first time, people elected their power under difficult conditions, said the head of the Central Election Commission of Russia, Ella Pamfilova.
“I thank all our regions for the fact that during these historic elections, which took place in the LPR, DPR, Kherson, Zaporozhye regions. For the first time in the history of modern Russia, when people chose their power. And such was the will of the people” , – Pamfilova said during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and heads of regional election commissions.
The head of the Central Election Commission noted that these elections were held in difficult, military conditions, “but such was the will of the people,” and members of the commissions of almost all regions of Russia helped organize the elections to “brave colleagues from there” and conduct these elections. “It’s worth a lot,” she noted.
During the meeting, Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded Pamfilova the Order of Merit for the Fatherland, II degree, for her great contribution to the development of the electoral system and many years of conscientious work.
“For me, Vladimir Vladimirovich, it is a great honor to receive an award from you today with our brave colleagues from the Donetsk People's Republic, who during the last elections under fire in Volnovakha… received injuries, cuts, bruises, despite this, continued their important mission, they didn’t leave the commission, they worked,” said Pamfilova.