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Chari: The presence of observers in polling stations is a positive indicator

The head of the Independent National Electoral Authority, Mohamed Charfi, considered, today, Saturday, in Algiers, that the presence of observers in polling stations is a “positive indicator.”

In a press conference on the preliminary results of the electoral process to elect members of the municipal and provincial popular councils, Charfi indicated that “the presence of the observers in polling stations is very logical and a positive indicator” which reflects the will of the contenders, to ensure the transparency of the voter’s voice, as each one of them protects their interests.

He added, “In the Independent National Electoral Authority, we consider this  a positive indicator so that the voter’s voice is preserved by the state executives and the observers.”

In this context, Charfi indicated that the number of observers for the parties and lists in polling centers and stations and at municipal and provincial electoral committees has reached “182,981 including 145,255 observers at the 53,158 polling stations and 36,349 observers at the 11,483 polling centers and 1,332 observers at the level of municipal electoral committees.

He added that “45 observers were registered at the level of provincial electoral committees.”

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