Municipal legislator from France Hubert Fayard called Russian presidential elections voting process in Crimea well-organized and democratic on March 18, RIA Novosti reported.
“I’m in Sevastopol. I visited a large number of polling stations. I believe that the voting goes well, many people vote. I’ve been closely watching the voting process at the polling stations, it is organized very well,” Fayard stated. He also recommended European politicians, who cast doubt on the democratic nature of Russian elections, to come next time as observers in order to see it for themselves.
The French observer also noted that electronic ballot boxes are modern and said that he did not see any violations in the elections: “The process is perfectly normal and democratic.”
Russian presidential elections in Crimea are held for the first time since Crimea’s reunification with Russia in 2014. On the eve of the elections, observers from other countries arrived to the peninsula. They came from France, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Germany, Israel, Sweden, Ukraine, and Cyprus. Along with foreign observers, three thousand six hundred local public observers participate in securing integrity and transparency of the elections.
Source: Rossa Primavera news agency