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Voting process was smooth, says international observer

Voting in Hungary's April 3 general election and referendum went smoothly and efficiently, Russell Nobile, a senior attorney at the American conservative think-tank Judicial Watch, said in Budapest on Tuesday.

Nobile told a press conference that Judicial Watch had found no problems with the voting process in general, and that voting in Hungary had been better organised than it often was in certain parts of the United States.

The representatives of the various political parties cooperated with each other at polling stations, he said, adding that voters had not had to wait long to cast their ballots.

Nobile said Judicial Watch’s observation mission had not extended to the policies, situation or media presence of the parties.

The think-tank applied the same methods in their mission as they do in the US, Nobile said, adding that Judicial Watch’s focus was on whether voters were able to cast their ballots and under which circumstances.

Judicial Watch does not concern itself with the outcome of the election, Nobile said. Its focus in the US is mainly on the protection of transparency and the rule of law, he added.

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