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- CSTO PA international observers continue visiting precinct election commissions during the elections to the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic
CSTO PA international observers continue monitoring the elections to the Jogorku Kenesh (parliament) of the Kyrgyz Republic. They intend to visit more a total of more than 30 precinct election commissions, and after the polling stations are closed, to observe vote counting.
As reported by Konstantin Zatulin, coordinator of the CSTO PA international observers and deputy Chairman of the Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, all CSTO PA observers are following the routes that they had chosen for themselves at the coordination meeting and they are preparing reports concerning each station, although Konstantin Zatulin stressed that observers can visit any polling station of their choice to check how the voting is going on.
He emphasized that voting is organized in accordance with all epidemic-prevention rules. In general, he said, the voting is going well, and the voters with whom observers talked, as well as representatives of the campaign headquarters of the parties with whom observers talked the day before voting day noted “no administrative preferences,” competitiveness, access to free airtime, etc.
Mr Zatulin specifically noted that state-of-the-art voting and automatic vote counting systems (electronic ballot boxes and ballot scanners) preclude virtually any “falsification or ballot stuffing.”