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CHISINAU, December 1. /TASS/. The elections in Moldova corresponded to national legislation and international standards, coordinator of the CIS observation mission Abdyzhapar Bekmatov (Kyrgyzstan) said on Monday.
“As a whole the elections were held in compliance with national legislation and international election standards. All opponents have equal access to mass media and financial support from the state,” he said.
However, CIS observers revealed several violations, including the bad organization of the voting abroad and the failure of the electronic ballot system. “No conditions have been created for electors in the Russian Federation. We contacted with them every hour. We heard them say the number of ballots and polling stations is insufficient. These factors prevented from creating favourable conditions,” Bekmatov said.
The Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova, led by Igor Dodon, which supports Eurasian integration, is leading in the country’s parliamentary elections held Sunday with 21% of votes after 86% of election protocols have been counted. The Communist Party led by Moldovan former president Vladimir Voronin comes third with 17%