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MOSCOW, March 5 (Itar-Tass) — Russian Central Election Commission head Vladimir Churov on Monday denied the reports on alleged mass removal of observers and nonvoting members of election commissions.
According to him, on the day of the vote, March 4, only 66 election commission members were removed, and corresponding reports were written.
Seventy seven observers were removed from polling stations, Churov said, noting it was also documented.
The CEC head cited the statistics, according to which, there were more than 93,000 nonvoting members of elections commissions. As for observers, according to the preliminary data, they numbered nearly 220,000. Thus, he made it clear the number of removals was minor.