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MOSCOW, February 20 (Itar-Tass) — The Russian Central Election Commission started accrediting long-term observers to monitor March 4 presidential elections, CEC's chairman Vladimir Churov said on Monday.
“As of today a total of 90 long-term observers and nine short-term international observers have been accredited,” Churov said.
“We will wait for another 377 short-term observers from different missions,” the CEC chairman said, adding, “Over 500 applications have been given.”
Earlier, Churov said that at least 600 international observers are expected to monitor the presidential elections in Russia.