BBC: election authority says Ukraine elections were fair and transparent

11:29, 27 October 2014
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The early parliamentary elections in Ukraine were fair and transparent, with only minor violations being registered, Deputy Head of the Central Election Commission Zhanna Usenko-Chernaya has said, BBC Ukraine reports. 

The deputy head of the CEC said the elections were 'rair and transparent' / Photo by UNIAN

"According to CEC’s estimates and observers, including international ones, the early elections on October 26, 2014 are being held in accordance with the law, fairly, transparently and openly, in compliance with all international standards" she said on Sunday as voting was still going on.

The CEC said that the elections were considered to be valid.

According to Usenko-Chernaya, the CEC received only 18 complaints about violations. They were mainly related to the conduct of election campaigns and preventing members of the precinct election commissions from performing their duties.

Cyber attacks on the CEC Web site have also been reported by the Security Service of Ukraine, UNIAN reported earlier.

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