Mykola Azarov: Ukraine held democratic, free and transparent elections
31.10.2012 | 10:19

Parliamentary Elections In Ukraine were certainly democratic, free and transparent, told the Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov on October 31, 2012 during the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

According to Mykola Azarov, there is more than enough grounds for such statements. Voting was held absolutely on all of the polling stations, the will of our citizens was not complicated or disrupted nowhere. The turnout was high and generally matched to the active position of political forces and citizens during the election campaign.

"Unprecedented efforts we have taken to ensure the transparency of elections were justified - Mykola Azarov said. Video fixation worked reliably throughout. We did it, despite the fact that for the implementation of this large-scale project we had extremely short time and, unfortunately, not European conditions by the quality of communication, availability of good internet connection, etc".

According to Mykola Azarov, video fixation has become a powerful preventive measure against violations and falsifications. And that is a documentary base in controversial cases also.

The Prime Minister also emphasized that all observers, and there was a large number of them, had the access to the electoral process. Representatives of political parties, that participated in elections, controlled all processes in the elections so far as they had the desire and strength.

"The total number of recorded violations and their nature absolutely do not give reasons to doubt the legitimacy of the elections and that the will of the citizens of Ukraine took place truly free and conscious", - Mykola Azarov said.

Besides the information on counting of votes, officially announced by the Central Election Commission, coincide with exit polls and opinion polls on the results of the ruling party and its main opponents.

"That is, we have the classic picture of a well-organized, democratic, fair and transparent elections", - emphasized Mykola Azarov.


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