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Election officials from 20 countries witnessing LS polls: EC

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Representatives of 20 election bodies from across the world witnessed the ongoing Lok Sabha elections in and around, the said on Sunday.

"Heads and representatives of 20 Election Management Bodies (EMBs) from across the world, namely Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Fiji, Georgia, Kenya, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Romania, Russia, Sri Lanka, Suriname, United Arab Emirates, and and for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) have arrived in New to witness the ongoing General Elections," the panel said.

"More than 65 such delegates have been invited by of India to join the Election Visitors Programme," the panel said.

The delegates visited various polling stations in North West Delhi, East Delhi, Chandni Chowk, South as well as Gurugram in neighbouring through the day to see the polling in action and the festive air that surrounds polling.

They visited some polling stations which are managed entirely by women polling staff as also some model polling stations with the best of facilities for the voters.

On May 11, the eve of elections to the sixth phase, the delegates visited South Delhi, East Delhi, Chandni Chowk, West Delhi and Parliamentary constituencies to get a glimpse of the preparedness activities, dispatch of polling parties and the massive logistic arrangements put in place to ensure a free, fair and festive elections.

Thereafter, the delegation visited the India of Democracy and Election Management (IIIDEM), the new training and research campus of the EC located at Dwarka which has the capacity to train close to 900 personnel at one go.

They interacted with the polling officials and understood the procedures and processes that make our elections so credible and transparent, the EC said.



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First Published: Sun, May 12 2019. 22:36 IST