Election Commissioner expresses satisfaction with vote count

May 16th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Election Commissioner S.Y Qureshi on Saturday expressed his satisfaction with the counting of votes process.

Talking to reporters here, Qureshi said: “I took a round of all the counting halls. The elections were conducted well and all parties appreciated it along with the media. All arrangements are going on perfectly and our political party agents, officials, observers and micro-observers are working smoothly and without any complaints.”

The Election Commission (EC) has introduced a new system - a random check by observers and micro-observers at the end of every round of counting.

Computerized counting of votes at over a thousand centres across the country began at 8:00 a.m. with the results for all parliamentary seats expected by 4:00 p.m.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s United Progressive Alliance (UPA) is heading for a second term after this general election victory, according to the latest trends available. (ANI)

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