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Observers from the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly have recognized the good organization of the electoral process in Belarus and its compliance with the law.

"The impressions [of the elections] have been most favorable from the very beginning of our observer mission and we arrived yesterday," chairman of the Tatarstan Central Elections Commission Anatoly Fomin told the press in Minsk on Sunday.

He said that as the chairman of the Tatarstan commission he was especially interested in the organization of the electoral process and the operations of election commissions. "As for the work of the commissions, it is absolutely clear," he said.

Fomin added that observers paid attention to the early balloting procedure and turnout. "What we saw is on par with our ideas. We are glad that everything proceeds so smoothly," he said.

Another observer from the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly Ilyubai Orazalinov (Kazakhstan) did not have any special complaints.

He said he had monitored the elections since Saturday and visited polling stations in Soligorsk. "Everything was properly prepared. We observers have no complaints to make about the organization of the elections," he said.

He said that on Sunday morning he visited polling stations in Minsk and Minsk region. He described the voting as calm and democratic and described moderate turnout as the only shortcoming in the city of Minsk.

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