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OSCE: Election Efficiently Administered

By admin // 2014.07.14.

The April 6 elections of Hungary were “efficiently administered”, said watchdog OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) in a report. The observers mentioned that the voters were offered a diverse choice, however, the ruling party Fidesz enjoyed undue advantages in certain areas.

The report mentioned that due to “restrictive” campaign rues and with a “biased” media coverage, governing party Fidesz was the beneficiary of the system. The OSCE paper also examined the new election system, stating that “significant elements of the electoral system were altered”, once again adding that these changes mostly helped governing party and election winner Fidesz.

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe report also stated that the candidate registration process “inclusive”. In response to the report the Centre for Fundamental Rights said that the OSCE states several inaccuracies, showing a possible misunderstanding or incorrect knowledge of the country’s legal environment.

Photo: Immanuel Giel