Eldar Ibrahimov: Parliamentary elections in Ukraine had a weaker organization in comparison to those in Azerbaijan
Parliamentary elections in Ukraine had a weaker organization in comparison to those in Azerbaijan, chairman of the current Commission on Agricultural policies of Milli Mejlis, Eldar Ibrahimov, who was observer at the parliamentary elections at the electoral district #218 in Kiev, told Trend. 175 polling stations were located in that district.
MP has stressed the increased insensitivity of elections, considering that together with the Supreme Rada, elections were held to elect the Major of Kiev and regional MPs. More than 45 blocs were created by more than 70 Ukrainian parties at the Supreme Rada elections, he said.
He has also compared the elections in Ukraine with the parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan. Whereas, in Azerbaijan voters were allowed to vote only after submitting their ID for inspection in Ukraine they had only to present the address of the residence and registration. In comparison to Azerbaijan control process was poorly organized. One voter could vote using 4-5 IDs, he said.
There were also cases of police intervention at the polling stations, the MP stated. Despite the statements that exit-poll was used at the elections, Ibrahimov, did not notice it at the polling station of his location. Besides, no techniques to mark the fingertips of voters were used.
Approximately 67% of voters took part at the elections according to the preliminary results. 170 places in the Supreme Rada were occupied by the former Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich, 140 by the Yulia Timoshenko bloc, Viktor Yushenko ` s Our Ukraine bloc took the third place, he said.
Despite some small violations at the elections, MP has concluded that elections in general were transparent and democratic.
Noting that elections were observed by the Azerbaijani observers Eldar Ibrahimov, as a OSCE representative, Siyavush Novruzov as NATO observer, Ganir Pashayev and Farrux Zeynallov as CIS observer.