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MOSCOW, December 9 (Itar-Tass) — Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev has demanded that all police chiefs should report to him about violations registered during the Duma election and subsequent measures taken.
Nurgaliyev stressed that all the necessary measures were taken to observe the law during the election process and ensure security during the election. Over 321,000 policemen and more than 11,000 Interior Ministry troops ensured order during the election. Policemen were on duty at every polling station, and their tasks included prevention of the violation of the franchise. Operational headquarters which collected information about the violations coordinated police work.
The Interior Ministry organized a Help Line to which 156 complaints were reported on December 1-4 followed by corresponding checks and subsequent measures taken.
Nurgaliyev stressed that police are to submit their reports until December 15, he told a regular meeting of the operational headquarters of the Russian Interior Ministry.