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Kyrgyz internet on election violations

July 23, 2009

Kyrgyz internet users have been very active in discussing the presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan. Members of popular internet forum Diesel created a thread yesterday on the elections, and today, it has more than 50 pages already!

Blive.kg, one of the video servers in Kyrgyz internet domain, has several videos showing the violations of election norms, including opening of polling stations before arrival of observers, ballot stuffingand carousel voting. As Blive is not accessible outside of Kyrgyzstan, I downloaded ‘norms violations videos’ from there and uploaded in YouTube. But the problem is that one cannot really prove that all these movies were taken during the 2009 presidential elections.

Ballot stuffing – is the illegal act of one person submitting multiple ballots during a vote in which only one ballot per person is permitted (c) Wikipedia. Author claims it is from the 2009 presidential elections.

An observer is criticizing badly organized polling station

The author claims it is a carousel voting, when a group of people go to multiple polling stations and vote several times using false IDs.

Opening of polling stations before arrival of observers. The cameraman is an observer of presidential candidate Almazbek Atambaev. He claims he came at 7:20 am, and there already were several ballots in ballot box. According to the law on elections, the polling stations must open at 8:00 am.

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