The election plates in Berlin remain an issue. OSCE election observers have now taken notice of the partial chaos in the capital – and have spoken out.
Berlin – The election observers of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) registered the breakdowns on election Sunday in Berlin.
“We took notice of the problems in the Berlin polling stations,” said the Latvian political scientist Lolita Cigane to the editorial network Germany (RND / Tuesday). She heads the OSCE team of experts that observed the federal elections in Germany.
“But we cannot draw any conclusions for the all-German election from the individual incidents in the polling stations because we have not observed all the polling stations,” said Cigane. “But of course we made a note of it and also observed what the press reported.” In the capital there was a very high level of interest in voting. At the same time there was a second big event in the city with the marathon.
Choose after the polling stations close
In Berlin, voters on Sunday sometimes waited long after 6 p.m. to make their crosses in polling stations. In some places voting papers were missing. The Federal Returning Officer requests a report on the Berlin election plates from the state election management.
The OSCE election observation team was in Berlin with four experts. You will focus on areas such as election campaigns, postal voting and campaign funding. In around a month, the OSCE will publish its report on the German federal election, as reported by the RND.
Cigane said both shown before the elections that.
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