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Paragraph 67

The verification process should, however, be made more clear. The Central Elections Commission will receive all the polling station results. In 1998 these were entered into a spreadsheet for checking of the district electoral councils results, and inaccuracies were found. This verification should be explicitly mentioned, as well as the obligation to make the tabulation of polling station results public. This publication does not have to happen within the five days of the official results, but should definitely happen within reasonable time, e.g. ten days. The purpose of this is for observers and the public to be able to check the polling station they observed was entered correctly in tabulation. It is a crucial element of transparency and can remove a lot of suspiciousness against the tabulation process.