Kyrgyz elections correspond with norms but there are shortages: member of CIS observers' mission
Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, July 24 / Trend A. Tanayev /
There were no falsifications and grave violations during Kyrgyz presidential elections on July 23. But there were shortcomings in organizing and conducting elections, member of CIS observers' mission for Kyrgyz elections, Rauf Hasanov, said.
"There were cases, when several observers representing different political forces, spoke about any violations. But these violations had individual character. Violations were not grave. So, I can tell that experts participating in elections adopted elections as democratic," Hasanov told Trend .
Director of Azerbaijani branch of the Development Fund of Eurasian Research Institute said that CIS observers' group thoroughly followed process of preparation for elections and voting.
"We exchanged opinions concerning elections and ask questions. There were no blames," Hasanov said.
Observers' group of the Development Fund of Eurasian Research Institute arrived in Bishkek several days before elections.
Elections were held quietly. So, observers consider them successful, observer said.
But there were shortages during elections.
"There were some violations. But they are not grave. Violations did not affect elections and will of Kyrgyz people," Hasanov said.
He said that enlightenment work was not conducted sufficiently with voters.
He cited size of ballot-boxes as example. They were small. So, voters must have folded it four times. Ballot-boxes were full in mid. of day. This factor hampered continuation of voting, Hasanov said. Observer said it caused voters' reprimands.
Observers also stress cases when voters could not find their names in lists due to registration or activity of registration desks.
"I also noticed that employees of law enforcement agencies attended voting halls, repeatedly, three or four times. We met with chairmen of election districts and called on employees of law enforcement agencies leave voting halls, Hasanov said.
Election commissions were not prepared thoroughly, Hasanov said. He said that most of them were not familiarized with election code and other legislative acts well. There were gaps on this regards.
"But Kyrgyz society made its choice. Elections were held. Certainly, cases I mentioned did not affect election process," observer said.
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