10 Jun 2019 13:01

Half of OSCE/ODIHR observers critical of vote-counting procedures in Kazakh election - head of mission

NUR-SULTAN. June 10 (Interfax) - There were significant irregularities in the vote-counting procedures in the presidential election in Kazakhstan held on Sunday, Urszula Gacek, Head of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR) election observation mission in Kazakhstan, said on Monday.

Speaking at a news briefing in Nur-Sultan, Gacek said the election administration was predominantly efficient on election day, but significant irregularities were also recorded across the country, including the identification of signatures and others.

Half of the ODIHR observers negatively assessed the vote-counting procedures, she said.