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SCO Observers' Mission says Kazakhstan presidential elections were free and transparent

4 April 11:53 58

ASTANA.  April 4. KAZINFORM /Gulnara Zhandagulova/ The elections of the President of Kazakhstan held on April 3, 2011 were free and transparent. Head of the Observers' Mission of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Muratbek Imanaliyev considers so.  

"The Mission considers that the presidential elections of Kazakhstan were free and open, meeting all requirements of the national legislation and international election standards", M. Imanaliyev said.

According to him, the Mission members had arrived to the voting stations an hour before they started working and they could observe the course of preparation of the ballots and boxes. In whole, the observers visited 31 voting stations in Astana, Almaty and Karaganda.