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TSKHINVAL, June 09. /ITAR-TASS/. Parliamentary elections that took place in South Ossetia last Sunday met all international election standards, Vasily Volkov, a representative of a mission of international observers sent by non-governmental organizations of Russia and foreign countries, told journalists on Monday.
The international monitors checked the work of 53 polling stations and two territorial electoral commissions in the Tskhinval, Dzausky and Znaursky districts of South Ossetia as well as in the capital Tskhinval.
He noted that insignificant shortcomings that took place during the vote could not affect the general process of free will expression.
According to Volkov, the elections in South Ossetia passed in full compliance with the republic’s law on elections, the atmosphere of political pluralism and free expression of opinions.
The observer mission included monitors from non-governmental organizations of Russia, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Lithuania, the United States, France, South Africa as well as a public consultative council set up under the Russian Central Electoral Commission.