Polling station in London runs out of ballot papers. CEC: "Mass disinformation"

Anticoruptie.md
13/11/2016
Coadă la Londra Foto: Denis Telepan / facebook.com

Many Moldovans lined up in London borough of Stratford to cast their vote, claim that the local polling station has run out of ballot papers. According to Denis Telepan, there are few ballot papers left.

„They announced about it and they sent people to vote at the Embassy, ​​but there is the same situation. We do not know what to do. I am disappointed”, he said forAnticoruptie.md. „We face problems in every election. Why don’t they make specific proposals and make any changes for the next election?”, said indignantly another voter. „We had the maximum number of ballot papers, we could not have more”, explains a representative of the polling station. Here, as in other European capitals, people crossed hundreds of kilometers to participatein elections.

The polling station in Paris might run out of ballot papers by 18:00 as there is registered a mass presence of Moldovans, said for Radio Chisinau, political commentator Vitalie Vovc settled in France. The same might happen in Bucharest. RodicaSirbu, head of the Department of Communication of CEC regarded this information as „mass disinformation”. „About 2,100 people voted in Stratford and other 1,500- at the Embassy. Only 3,000 people can vote at a polling station. The situation is under control, there are enough ballot papers. It is a mass disinformation on social networks”, she said for Anticoruptie.md.

On the other hand, messages on the Internet  encourage citizens settled abroad not to go home if there are no enough ballot papers, they should fill in a request to inform about the violation of their right to voting. „It's very important, because a high number of these requests can influence the outcome of elections and the Constitutional Court would be obliged to declare the election as void. Simultaneously, the Court recommends amending the legislation on the maximum number of 3,000 ballots issued toa polling station”, reads the message.

Anticoruptie.md
13/11/2016

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