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Yanukovych okays law on equipping polling stations with web cameras

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Aug. 4, 2012, 9:29 a.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych
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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has signed the law to allocate Hr 993.6 million from the state budget to set up Web cameras at all polling stations of Ukraine during the parliamentary elections this fall.

The Verkhovna Rada passed on July 6 the relevant law on ensuring the openness, transparency and democracy of the parliamentary elections on Oct. 28 2012.

According to the law, the voting process will be broadcast via the Web cameras online at the corresponding Web site. During the period after the finishing of voting and until the signing of the protocol by the election committee, the video surveillance system will function in the regime of video recording.

The video surveillance materials will be saved for the next year and could be obtained at the request of the Central Election Commission. When the elections finish and the results are announced, video surveillance systems will be transferred to local government agencies.

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