Medvedev Orders Election Probe

    Russian president Dmitry Medvedev meets with supporters at the Gorki residence outside Moscow on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's and President Dmitry Medvedev's party saw its majority in Russia's parliament weaken sharply, according to preliminary election results released Monday, a humiliating setback for the man who has steadily tightened his grip on the nation for nearly 12 years. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service, Pool)

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    When you're afraid to face a crowd of 150,000 angry protesters, do it through Facebook. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Sunday that he has ordered an investigation into allegations of voter fraud by his ruling party during parliamentary elections earlier this week, and he revealed the news by commenting on his Facebook page. He didn't mention who would be carrying out the probe, but said: "I disagree with the slogans as well as with the speeches that were made at the rallies." Thousands of angry comments immediately poured in, as people wondered whether he really disagrees with the protest's main slogan, "We're for fair elections." The demonstrators are planning to march again on Dec. 24.

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