Central election commission ignores manipulations of election results

2008 2008-10-03T18:53:44+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The spokesman of the Central Election Commission Mikalai Lazavik said complaints of observers and former MP candidates wouldn’t influence the results of the Parliamentary elections.

‘The complaints contain no significant facts revealing that the elections were held with violations of the law and able to influence the voting results’, he emphasized.

‘They complain that there were few representatives of political parties in election commissions that is allegedly a basis for falsification’, Interfax quotes Mikalai Lazavik.

Besides, Mikalai Lazavik notes that some observers complain at restricted access to vote count.

The parliamentary elections in Belarus were held on September 28. 264 candidates contested 110 seats in the parliament. About 100 opposition candidates failed to get to the “house of representatives.

The OSCE/ODIHR election observing mission didn’t recognize the elections in Belarus free and democratic. OSCE observers noted ‘bad or very bad’ process of vote count in 50 per cent of the cases. 40 per cent of the observers weren’t able to monitor the vote counting in full. The elections ultimately fell short of OSCE standards.

The number of complaints of the opposition at violations of the laws during the election campaign has increased to 135. Former MP candidates, their proxies, and observers tell facts of rigging the voting results to the Central Election Commission and prosecutor’s offices.