TIRASPOL, December 11 (Itar-Tass) —— Russian parliamentary election observers have visited ten polling stations in Tiraspol, Bendery and Kitskany to monitor the Transdniestrian presidential election, State Duma deputy Alexei Ezubov (United Russia) told a Sunday press conference in Tiraspol.
“We welcome the positive attitude of voters, who were not suppressed morally in the election campaign and were prepared to make a choice,” he said. “There are no violations in the ballot, yet some technical shortcomings are present.”
Another State Duma deputy Irshat Fakhridtinov (United Russia) welcomed “the amicable relations between observers of different presidential candidates at polling stations.” Villagers are less active in the election than residents of cities, he said. A number of voters did not find their names on voters’ lists in Kitskany but they were permitted to vote on additional lists. “We have no other claims to this election,” he said. “We will move to Dubossary by 8:00 p.m. to witness the count of votes.”
“There is a keen interest in the election in Transdniestria,” Ezubov said. In his words, about 140 international election observers were accredited, including those from countries whose authorities “are not quite friendly to Transdniestria.”