9 Jan 2018 22:01

Transdniestria open 24 voting stations on Russian presidential election day

TIRASPOL. Jan 9 (Interfax) - A total of 24 voting stations for the Russian presidential election will be opened in the unrecognized Transdniestrian Moldovan Republic on March 18, 2018, the press service for the Transdniestrian Moldovan Republic's Central Electoral Commission (CEC) said.

The number of voting stations will be increased twofold in comparison to the State Duma election in 2016 at the request of the Russian Embassy in Moldova, the CEC said. It is due to a high voter turnout shown at the parliamentary election at the time. "It will help to ease overcrowding at voting stations on the election day and decrease lines," it said.

According to the CEC, Transdniestria's Union of Russian Communities is currently selecting candidates for district electoral commissions.