Jakarta (ANTARA) - Delegates from the Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR) visited Russia to observe the holding of the country's 2024 presidential election on March 15-17 at the invitation of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation.

In an official statement received here on Monday, Head of DPR's Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation Agency (BKSAP) Fadli Zon and his deputy Putu Supadma Rudana had the opportunity to directly observe the voting process at several polling stations in Moscow.

On the occasion, Zon learned that the Russian presidential election involves three voting methods, namely manual voting with ballot papers, electronic voting with dedicated devices, and online voting that eliminates the need to come to polling stations.

He said election officers would bring ballot boxes to residences to enable the elderly to cast their votes, noting that the ballot boxes are made from thick transparent plastic materials and are equipped with sensors.

"This (election) demonstrates the democratic maturity in Russia, acknowledging differences. Supported by advanced technology, this election can avert frauds and uphold the values of democracy," he told the Russian media.

Zon also made the most of his visit to Russia to meet with members of the Federation Council of Russia to discuss the roles of parliaments in stepping up the harmonious bilateral relations fostered by Indonesia and Russia.

He also held a meeting with Indonesian Ambassador to Russia Jose Tavares and the Indonesian diaspora.

The 2024 presidential election of Russia is participated by four candidates, with Vladimir Putin vying for his fifth term in office.

The three competitors to the incumbent president are Vladislav Davankov from the New People Party, Leonid Slutsky from the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, and Nikolai Kharitonov from the Communist Party.

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Translator: Melalusa S, Tegar Nurfitra
Editor: Azis Kurmala
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