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South Ossetia to have web cameras at polling stations in presidential election

April 06, 2012, 16:27 UTC+3

The web cameras will work from 8:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. Moscow time

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TSKHINVALI, April 6 (Itar-Tass) —— Web cameras are being installed at polling stations in South Ossetia ahead of the second round of the presidential election in order to prevent possible violations.  “Web cameras will be installed at polling stations in the South Ossetian capital city, Tskhinvali, and in district centers. There will be two web cameras at each polling station; one at the entry and the other inside, South Ossetian Central Elections Commission Chairperson Bella Pliyeva said.

The web cameras will work from 8:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. Moscow time, and the monitoring will be possible from the Central Elections Commission’s information center.

The first round of the South Ossetian presidential election took place on March 25. The Central Elections Commission said its final report there would be two candidates in the second round due on April 8 - Leonid Tibilov, who gained 42.48% of votes in the first round (11,453) and David Sanakoyev who gained 24.58% of votes (6,627).

The second round will be valid if more than 30% of eligible voters take part in it. The winner needs a simple majority of votes.

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