Foreign election monitors in Ukraine said they’ve observed campaign violations roughly two weeks before parliamentary elections are scheduled. Anna Szyptur, a coordinator for the Canadian observer mission in Ukraine, told reporters there was evidence of bribery and other irregularities observed ahead of the Oct. 28 contest. “Canada’s mission remains concerned about drawbacks in the administration of elections, improper access to balanced and reliable information in the media, the ineffective consideration of complaints and the absence of changes in the issue of accountability for the violation of election procedures,” she was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying.
Authorities in Kiev, however, maintained that polling stations were equipped with lock boxes and other devices to prevent any tampering on election day, Interfax added. Monitors from all parties taking part in the contest, as well as international groups, will be present at voting stations, officials said.
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