Thursday, November 26, 2009

In Romania, reports of vote fraud mar election

In Romania, reports of vote fraud mar election:

After Romanians went to polls to help their country emerge from a political and economic crisis, the election becomes overshadowed allegations of vote fraud.

The complaints of vote fraud were lodged by leading political parties, including the center-left Social Democrats (PSD), the National Liberal Party (PNL) and the center-right Democrat-Liberals (PD-L).

Meanwhile, certain media outlets reported instances of electoral fraud.

In what heightened concerns about vote fraud, Romanian police arrested a number of voters who were caught attempting to photograph their marked ballot with mobile phones.

The move is common in vote buying, in which the voter later presents the photo as proof of his vote for the proper candidate. ...

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