News for 14 Oct 2015
14.10.2015 Electoral process through the eyes of observers in Hrodna
Observation of both early voting and the main election day in Hrodna has clearly shown that voter turnout at the polling stations where the observers counted the voters throughout the five days of early voting was 20-23%, which is considerably less than the number of early voters at the polling stations where there were no independent observers.
14.10.2015 Baranavičy: Observer files complaints about fraud by city election commission
Cheslau Huzouski, an observer from the Party of the Left "Fair World", has sent complaints to the Central Election Commission and the Brest Regional Election Commission, as well as to the Baranavičy Interdistrict Prosecutor’s Office to report fraud and falsification of documents by the chair of the city territorial election commission Tamara Shukala.
14.10.2015 Observers criticize presidential elections at press-conference in Vilnius
Elections in Belarus were undemocratic, non-transparent and non-free, said Belarusian activists who observed the presidential election during a press conference held on October 13 at the Belarusian Human Rights House in Vilnius.
14.10.2015 UN rights expert airs doubts about Belarus election result
GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. human rights expert is raising doubts about the re-election of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, saying he garnered the highest margin of victory in any election in Europe since the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union.
14.10.2015 Observers in Brest: “In fact, there was no counting of votes”
According to observers in Brest, the procedure of vote counting is the key issue that did not allow them to consider the elections open and transparent.