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Бердникова Е. В. The Role of Public Control to Ensure Democratic Elections in the Russian Federation. Izv. Saratov Univ. (N. S.), Ser. Economics. Management. Law, 2014, vol. 14, iss. 4, pp. 651-?.


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The Role of Public Control to Ensure Democratic Elections in the Russian Federation

Introduction. The article analyzes the features of international and constitutional legal regulation of public control over elections. Object. The main object of this paper is to study Russian and international legal acts that perpetuate public control over the electoral process as a necessary element of the organization and conduction of democratic elections and genuine. Results. The author analyzes the Russian and international legal framework regulating features of the organization and conduction of public control in the electoral process. It is shown that the effective functioning of the public authorities need to exercise social control at the time of their formation. The main condition for the realization of free and democratic elections is to use at all stages of the electoral process, a control mechanism. Conclusion. The author concludes that in international legal acts openness and public control act as an essential condition for democratic elections. Domestic legal system accepted the conditions of the most important international legal approach , institutionalized and putting into practice the basic forms of social control mechanism at all stages of the electoral process. In recent years, Russia had made serious steps to ensure public control over elections, including the establishment of the necessary legal framework. However, it is necessary to develop and adopt a separate law that secures the basic principles and forms of public oversight of elections in Russia.

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