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Europe observers: Voting in local elections in Ukraine conducted smoothly

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Nov. 1, 2010, 4:42 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
Council of Europe (CoE) observers have described the voting process in the local elections in Ukraine on Oct. 31 as calm, an official rapporteur of the delegation of CoE observers, Nigel Mermagen, said at a press conference in Kyiv on Monday. "In general the elections were conducted in a calm and peaceful atmosphere," he said.

He noted that organizational weaknesses had been reported in some regions, in particular, some polling stations opened late and there were not enough voting booths, which had resulted in queues.

Mermagen also said that no conditions had been created at polling stations for people with disabilities.

"This is a problem that must be resolved by the state," he said.
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Anonymous Nov. 1, 2010, 5:31 p.m.    

To bad......so sad!!

Instructions to observers.....pssst,,we need oil, so say the election was democratic and smooth.

CoE observers,,,,,Europe needs oil and gas for the upcoming winter; therefore I think I'll sit in my hotel room and write that 'the local elections conducted smoothly',,,,,,what a crock of ___!!!

People of Ukraine........do not give up......Yanukalin will not be leader forever.

BLESS UKRAINE!!!

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Anonymous Nov. 1, 2010, 6:05 p.m.    

bkrevel. Your comment is silly! It has nothing to do with oil! I just told my KGB comrades to make sure that things run smoothly in the handful of polling places where the Council of Europe (CoE) observers were because there are thousands of other polling places in Ukraine where my KGB comrades and I could perpetuate our fraud!

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Anonymous Nov. 1, 2010, 7:10 p.m.    

Bottom feeder comments

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Anonymous Nov. 2, 2010, 12:37 a.m.    

Typical Sovok member of Donetsk Mafia -what else do you expect from this scumbag...these twits are the garbage that steal cheat falsify and destroy a countries national consciousness----terminate them

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Anonymous Nov. 1, 2010, 6:34 p.m.    

This was a honest observation,everyone had the same opportunity to spread money around.

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Anonymous Nov. 1, 2010, 6:47 p.m.    

Are these the characteristics that are most important, that required European monitoring: smooth, calm, peaceful? How about &quot;fair&quot;, unmanipulated, open to all parties and candidates?

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Anonymous Nov. 1, 2010, 8:54 p.m.    

These where the comments made about the stations that he witnessed,,,pity there is no commentss about the legislations passed prior to the elections or the fact the wrong ballot papers or extra ballot papers where found. How about the fact that parties where not allowed to put forward there candidates,,,,none of this is mentioned in an attempt to give some credence to the elections.

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Anonymous Nov. 1, 2010, 10:18 p.m.    

were handmade and certain polling stations used regular paper

Read more: http://www.kyivpost.com/news/politics/detail/88430/#ixzz1441jXnPw

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Anonymous Nov. 2, 2010, 2:44 a.m.    

Do not rock the boat. They see nothing because they want muscovite oil from the Kremlin midget.

You see what you want to see. Get some independent observers!

Stalag Ukraine is now being run by the imbecile puppet of putin and convicted criminal Yanuconvict who has quickly transformed the political landscape in Ukraine to a one party state. His prime minister Zarazov boldly made that statement publicly some time ago.

The muscovite filth has pervaded Ukraine while the donetsk mafioso fill their pockets with the Ukrainian people's money.

Do NOT expect free and fair elections. They arrest opposition candidates before elections and fill the places with moronic party stooges. A proud country ruled by thieves, morons, muscovite rabble all under the eye of the kremlin midget. May the little maggot's black eye decompose.

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