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Local elections. Final report

21.02.2018 Local elections. Final report

The observation involved 29 long-term observers. The observers were accredited to the number of TECs and DECs, which covered more than 70% of the voters. The results of processing reports on separate stages of the elections were published in the form of corresponding milestone reports.

EU Urges Belarus To Undertake 'Serious' Electoral Reform

21.02.2018 EU Urges Belarus To Undertake 'Serious' Electoral Reform

The European Union has called on Belarus to immediately work on a "serious and comprehensive" reform of the election law and processes following local elections in the country.

Electoral system of Belarus requires urgent reanimation

20.02.2018 Electoral system of Belarus requires urgent reanimation

Elections to the local councils did not meet a number of key international standards for democratic and free elections, coordinators of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” said at a press conference on February 19 in Minsk.

Report on monitoring the phase of election campaigning

18.02.2018 Report on monitoring the phase of election campaigning

Observation is carried out by the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and the Human Rights Center "Viasna" in the framework of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections". The observation campaign involves 29 long-term observers.

HRDs to present results of monitoring local elections

16.02.2018 HRDs to present results of monitoring local elections

The campaign "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections" announces a press conference to present the results of monitoring the elections of deputies of local councils of the 28th convocation to be held at 11 am, February 19 at Press Club Belarus in Minsk.

Report on the registration of candidates for deputies of local councils

24.01.2018 Report on the registration of candidates for deputies of local councils

The election commissions did not create significant obstacles to the registration of nomination groups, with almost all groups having been registered. It should be noted that the election authorities registered all the groups formed to nominate members of political parties.

Denying registration to opposition candidates aims at securing desired turnout

22.01.2018 Denying registration to opposition candidates aims at securing desired turnout

Preventing a large number of candidates from the opposition to run in the local elections is the most glaring peculiarity of the phase of registration of candidates, which ended on January 18. Cases of denying registration on formal grounds have been reported by both independent observers and representatives of political parties from different regions of the country. Analysts believe the move by local authorities is a logical continuation of measures to ensure the desired voter turnout.

Report on monitoring the formation of precinct election commissions

08.01.2018 Report on monitoring the formation of precinct election commissions

The precinct election commissions are the key actor of the election process. It is the PECs that directly organize and conduct early voting, voting on Election Day, and home voting, counting of the votes and tabulation at the polling stations.

Report on the results of monitoring the registration of nomination groups

24.12.2017 Report on the results of monitoring the registration of nomination groups

According to the CEC, 17,542 nomination groups were registered, which is 99.9% of the total number of nominations. In the previous elections to the local councils of 2014, the registration percentage was 99.7%.

Monitoring report on the formation of district election commissions

08.12.2017 Monitoring report on the formation of district election commissions

Observation is carried out by the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and the Human Rights Center "Viasna" in the framework of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections".

Monitoring report on the formation of territorial election commissions

28.11.2017 Monitoring report on the formation of territorial election commissions

Observation is carried out by the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and the Human Rights Center "Viasna" in the framework of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections".

Human rights activists launch campaign of monitoring local elections

16.11.2017 Human rights activists launch campaign of monitoring local elections

Following the official announcement of local elections, “Human Rights Defenders For Free Elections” have launched a campaign to monitor the vote set for February 18.

Fact sheet on the press conference by the campaign “Human Rights Defenders For Free Elections”

16.11.2017 Fact sheet on the press conference by the campaign “Human Rights Defenders For Free Elections”

The fact sheet provides a timeline of measures taken by the campaign's experts towards cooperation with the interdepartmental expert working group under the CEC set up to examine the OSCE ODIHRrecommendations and to develop proposals to amend the electoral law.

Local elections on the background of shelved electoral changes — press conference by human rights defenders

14.11.2017 Local elections on the background of shelved electoral changes — press conference by human rights defenders

“Human Rights Defenders For Free Elections” are arranging a press conference to annouce the launch of a non-partisan observation of the local elections set for 18 February 2018.

Belarus in EU Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World in 2016

17.10.2017 Belarus in EU Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World in 2016

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

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