Thierry Mariani

Versions of names: Тьерри Мариани
France

Thierry Mariani is a former MP (2012-2017) for Vaucluse and Minister of Transport (2010-2012). In the 2019 European elections he was elected to the European Parliament on the list of the National Rally. He was one of the founding members of the questionable European Academy for Election Observation. Mariani is the head of the openly pro-Kremlin French-Russian Dialogue Association. He illegally traveled to Crimea as part of a larger French delegation in 2017. He was part of the politically biased election observation missions at the 2017 Russian regional elections and 2018 presidential election. Moreover he observed the illegitimate 2018 general elections in the DPR.

Missions

Individual observers at the 2018 Russian presidential election

identified

Les Républicains (LR) / The Republicans

Ordinary party member  

Official function: Institutional affiliation to the French-Russian Dialogue Association

Наша делегация могла констатировать, что выборы проходили в соответствии с теми нормами, которые, в частности, существуют в Европе.

Процесс голосования и подведения итогов был организован более надежно.

На всех российских избирательных участках были установлены камеры видеонаблюдения, в то время как во Франции такой практики нет.

Individual observers at the 2018 general elections in the unrecognised Donetsk People’s Republic

identified

Les Républicains (LR) / The Republicans

Ordinary party member  

Official function: Institutional affiliation to the French-Russian Dialogue Association

A large delegation from France arrived in Donetsk. Today we are witnessing what is happening.

Individual observers at the 2015 parlaimentary election in Azerbaijan

identified

European People's Party

Member of the national parliament of France

Individual observers at the 2015 parlaimentary election in Azerbaijan

identified

Les Républicains (LR) / The Republicans

Member of the national parliament of France

Read more about this mission here:
International experts at the 2020 All-Russian Voting in Crimea

identified

National Rally (Rassemblement national)

Member of the EU-Parliament National Rally (Rassemblement national)

Official function: Institutional affiliation to Franco-Russian Dialogue Association (President)

Мы отметили очень высокий уровень санитарных норм, всех необходимых мер безопасности: постоянно проверяется температура, выдаются маски и так далее. У нас на прошлой неделе тоже прошли выборы, я могу сравнить и сказать, что во Франции не столь высокий уровень санитарных мер.

https://tass.ru/politika/8867731 (2020-07-02)

Corresponding elections

legitimate
The seventh presidential election in Russia was held on 18 March 2018. With the exception of the election in Russia-annexed Crimea, this election is considered legitimate. The election held in Crimea for the Russian presidency is internationally considered to be an illegitimate election, see more on this at the election page 2018 Russian presidential election in annexed Crimea.
illegitimate
On 11 November 2018, the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, located within the internationally recognised borders of Ukraine, held “elections” to elect a head of the “republic” and members of its “parliament”. The overwhelming majority of the world’s nations does not recognise the sovereignty of the Donetsk People’s Republic, while international institutions such as the OSCE ODIHR considered “elections” there as illegitimate and did not send international election observers there.
legitimate
legitimate
illegitimate
In order to have a possibility to stay in power until 2036, Russian President Vladimir Putin decided, in January 2020, to change the Constitution of the Russian Federation and legitimise its change through the “all-Russian voting”. The overwhelming majority of the world’s nations does not recognise Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Autonomous Republic of Crimea in 2014 and international institutions such as the OSCE ODIHR consider Russian elections held in Crimea as illegitimate.