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Voting machines for upcoming elections in Bulgaria strictly guarded

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Voting machines for the upcoming parliamentary elections in Bulgaria are stored in a warehouse guarded by the gendarmerie as access to the premises is controlled. In connection with the doubts expressed by politicians that there are people with criminal records among the security guards, Chief Commissioner Nikolay Hadzhiev, director of the General Directorate of the National Police, told BNR that anyone who will have access to the machine warehouse are repeatedly subjected to checks. Only after their reliability is confirmed, are they allowed into the premises. 

Representatives of the Ministry of Interior, the Central Electoral Commission and the company that supplies the machines are in constant communication so that any attempts to manipulate the machines are thwarted, Hadzhiev explained.

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