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PARIS, May 06. /ITAR-TASS/. The Kiev authorities have asked the international community to help organize “free and democratic” presidential elections scheduled for May 25, parliament-appointed Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsia said on Tuesday at a ministerial meeting of the European Council in Vienna.
“We have asked all our partners to send international observers to Ukraine to control the elections,” Agence France Presse quoted Deshchytsia as saying.
611 observers accredited to monitor Ukraine's election
Ukraine’s Central Election Commission on Tuesday accredited a group of 68 observers from international organization to monitor the early presidential elections scheduled for May 25.
Five observers will represent the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, 25 - the Ukrainian World Congress, and 38 - CANADEM, or Canada’s international election observation mission.
In all, the Ukrainian Central Election Commission has officially registered 611 observers, including 558 observers from six international organizations and 53 - from four countries: the United States, Japan, France and Lithuania.
The previous presidential elections in Ukraine in 2010 were monitored by 330 official observers from 19 countries and 3,449 observers from 18 international organizations.