MOSCOW, February 26. /TASS/. Public chamber (OP) the Russian Federation has received over 100 thousand applications from those wishing to observe the elections of the President of the Russian Federation. On Monday during the meeting with representatives of regional public chambers said Deputy Secretary OP the Russian Federation Alexander Tochenov.
“More than 100 thousand applications submitted to the monitoring”, – he informed.
Tochenov also urged colleagues in the regions not allowed in the working groups of the chambers to monitor the elections members of election headquarters of candidates. “That was purely and transparently, we must not combine these two activities to be the headquarters of the candidates and to be in the working groups, public chambers for accreditation and monitoring [of elections]”, he said noting that the combination of “lawfully, but incorrectly”.
The member of public chamber Maxim Grigoriev also said that the public observation of elections of regional public chambers and public chamber should be nonpartisan in nature. “We have to observe absolute transparency, absolute departinent, no bias. Our observation of a neutral character does,” he said.
Presidential elections will be held on March 18.