7 cases of alleged physical violence on political grounds have been detected during the pre-election period, - reads the 4th interim pre-election monitoring report of the ISFED.
“The sharp increase in the number of such cases, as voting day approaches, poses a significant challenge and damages the electoral process. On the one hand, it complicates the communication between politicians and population, and on the other hand, it hinders the free expression and implementation of the will of voters. The cases of physical retaliation is also a challenge, the number of which is increasing as the election day approaches. It is extremely important to conduct a timely, impartial and transparent investigation into the cases of pressure, threats and obstruction and to punish the perpetrators”, - reads the report.
The 4th interim report of the International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) covers the reporting period from September 6 to September 28.