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.

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.

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.