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Professionalism of Russian election commission members noted

Society 13.03.2018 | 12:28
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MINSK, 13 March (BelTA) – Members of the election commissions at the presidential elections in Russia are highly professional, reads the interim report of the CIS mission monitoring the election campaign in Russia, BelTA has learned.

During the election monitoring the CIS long-term observers visited Bashkortostan, Karelia, Khabarovsk Krai, and also Vladimir, Leningrad, Moscow, Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Pskov, Tver and Rostov oblasts, Moscow and Saint Petersburg. “The mission members are granted unhindered access to the documents relating to the electoral process. Precinct election commissions are equipped with means of communication, provided with technical equipment, methodological materials, visual aids on the election. The information about the candidates is on display at every polling station. The CIS observers note the professionalism of the election commission members, proper execution of the documentation that testifies to the systematic work of the CEC to train election organizers ,” the report reads.

The CIS observation mission launched its monitoring of the presidential election in Russia on 19 February. The mission includes 318 accredited experts from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly, the CIS member states, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Belarus-Russia Union State, the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly, and the CIS Executive Committee. Forty long-term observers have been accredited to monitor the elections in Russia.

The CIS long-term observers held meetings with representatives of the Russian Central Election Commission, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, election campaign teams of several presidential candidates, and the OSCE/ODIHR. The report emphasizes that the mission complies with the generally recognized principles of international law governing elections, the Russian legislation, does not interfere with the electoral process and respects the sovereignty of the state.

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