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No Misconduct In Electoral Process So Far: Observers

The Multinational Observer Group has not seen any misconduct in the electoral process since it began observing pre-polling around the country a week ago. Co-ordinator Andrew Golednowski said they were
13 Sep 2014 12:43
No Misconduct In Electoral Process So Far: Observers

The Multinational Observer Group has not seen any misconduct in the electoral process since it began observing pre-polling around the country a week ago.

Co-ordinator Andrew Golednowski said they were looking into this matter seriously because this was one of the main concerns raised by the various political parties they had met.

“I’d like to say that so far in all our observation we have not yet witnessed any instances of deliberate misconduct nor have we received any credible evidence of any such misconduct,” Mr Golednowski said.

“This doesn’t mean that someone, somewhere hasn’t done the wrong thing but we haven’t seen it and we have been watching closely.”

He said this issue would continue to be one of their focuses of attention.

“There are significant safeguards built into the various stages of this electoral process from the printing of the ballot papers with security protocols embedded to the physical transportation of election materials secured by the Police through to the security of ballot boxes and the tabulation of the counts on the 17th.

“We are closely observing all of those safeguards and we have a high degree of evidence that should there be any systematic or widespread misconduct such as would affect the outcome of elections, we would see it,” he said.

“We are saying that if it does happen in a serious way we are confident that we would detect it and we would blow the whistle on it.”

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