Aslan Kobakhia: we can confidently state that it is impossible to falsify the election
Sukhum. March 12. Apsnypress. Madina Chagava. The press center of the Central Election Commission hosted a joint press conference of the Chairman of the Central Election Commission, Tamaz Gogiya, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Internal Affairs Aslan Kobakhia and Prosecutor General Zurab Achba on the progress of the elections to the Parliament of the People's Assembly.
Tamaz Gogiya said that at the moment there have been no official complaints to the CEC. "I want to clarify that complaints must be formalized in accordance with the current legislation on RA elections. The procedure as follows: observers should place on the spot, assure the complaint form and present it to the chairman of the commission. He, in turn, sends a complaint to the CEC. If the decision of this issue is in our competence, then the CEC considers it, if it does not, then sends the complaint form to the Prosecutor General's Office of Abkhazia or to the court. At the moment, we received only a few oral claims, " explained Gogiya.
The CEC chairman noted that the Central Election Commission is closely involved in the work: "CEC members are distributed around the constituencies in order to promptly resolve emerging issues."
Separately, Gogiya reported on the voting in Gal and Pskhu: "As for Gal, the number of registered voters there is 604 people, plus 14 voters in one district and 4 more in addition, but no more. No extra voter was included in the additional list. As for the mountain village of Pskhu, the voting there goes as usual. The only problem is the delivery of ballots. But we envisaged transportation, which at the end of voting will deliver ballots to the CEC".
Aslan Kobakhia noted that the Abkhaz electoral system is very transparent, and the absence of violations confirms this. "There is no state where an observer would sign in each ballot, and marking is already an additional measure. Today, we can confidently say that it is simply impossible to falsify the election. Since yesterday, all polling stations have been taken under the control of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. About 1,500 staff members are involved in the work, "the RA Interior Minister said.
Aslan Kobakhia said: "A month ago, by my order, citizenship was suspended throughout Abkhazia. This was done to avoid migration of people from one area to another during the elections. The stamps of the list were removed from the district passport offices, now they are in the Ministry of Internal Affairs. After the elections, the stamps will be returned to the townss and districts. We apologize".
Zurab Achba noted that the Prosecutor General's Office established a commission to oversee the observance of the electoral legislation. "This commission works in close contact with the CEC and law enforcement agencies. There were no complaints against us. Any appeal will be considered in accordance with the law on RA elections," the RA Prosecutor General stressed.