CEC commented on the rejection surveillance in local elections in Moscow

© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Odinakovymi in fotobanka CEC. Archival photoCEC commented on the rejection surveillance in local elections in Moscow© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Odinakovymi the image Bank

The Russian Central election Commission support for the organization of video surveillance at polling stations during elections at all levels, but in the case of municipal and regional elections this issue is in the competence of the region, said the Deputy Chairman of the CEC of Russia Nikolay Bulaev, commenting on the refusal of video surveillance on municipal elections in Moscow.

«At the municipal and regional elections video surveillance is the power of the subject. The position of the CEC quite clearly and distinctly expressed, and it has been repeatedly confirmed us… We actively advocate that it was. But each region defines itself on the basis of their financial capabilities,» said Bulaev reporters after the CEC meeting on Tuesday.

On the question of whether the CEC to try to convince the authorities of the subject of the need to organize video surveillance at the local elections in the capital, the Deputy Minister replied: «I don’t know how to convince because it is our position and this position is clearly expressed in our actions».

«And here applies the military principle of «do as I do,» he added.

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