News on the topic: elections

Belarus shelves amendments to Electoral Code

10.04.2017 Belarus shelves amendments to Electoral Code

Absence of any public information regarding previously announced steps to improve the election legislation suggests that the work of state bodies in this direction has been frozen. Despite this, human rights activists involved in independent monitoring of election campaigns and analytical work in the area continue their efforts aimed at bringing the provisions of the Electoral Code and law enforcement practices in line with international standards.

Aleh Hulak: There will be some changes in the Electoral Code, but grounds for criticism will obviously remain

01.02.2017 Aleh Hulak: There will be some changes in the Electoral Code, but grounds for criticism will obviously remain

The interdepartmental working group considered yesterday the recommendations on improving the electoral process in Belarus that were made by the OSCE ODIHR following last year’s parliamentary elections. Priority recommendations submitted by the campaign Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections were also presented at the meeting.

Priority recommendations on reforming electoral legislation

17.01.2017 Priority recommendations on reforming electoral legislation

The civil campaign Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections presents a policy paper on its recommendations aimed at reforming the electoral legislation of Belarus. According to the campaign’s experts, these recommendations are crucial for the conduct of free, fair and democratic elections.

Working group on OSCE ODIHR recommendations takes into account proposals by Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections, CEC head Yarmoshyna says

16.03.2016 Working group on OSCE ODIHR recommendations takes into account proposals by Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections, CEC head Yarmoshyna says

An interdepartmental working group on the OSCE ODIHR recommendations made following the October 2015 presidential election has developed a series of proposal on measures to improve the electoral process. This was reported by the head of the Central Election Commission, Lidziya Yarmoshyna.

Yarmoshyna proposes to hold 'elections' on October 11

09.06.2015 Yarmoshyna proposes to hold 'elections' on October 11

The Central Election Commission proposes to hold presidential 'elections' on October 11.

28.05.2015 Ales Bialiatski: “Election” is show with pre-planned result

In fact, the “election campaign” has started with obvious signals of intimidation of the Belarusian society.

Chocimsk activist warns “double official” about initiation of his deprivation of powers

15.05.2015 Chocimsk activist warns “double official” about initiation of his deprivation of powers

May 13, Chocimsk activist Valery Karankevich appealed to the member of the Chamber of Representativs of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, representing Kryčaŭ constituency №83, Chairman of the Hrodna Regional Executive Committee Uladzimir Krautsou.

UN establishes violation of electoral rights of Leanid Sudalenka

07.05.2015 UN establishes violation of electoral rights of Leanid Sudalenka

As it became known today, the UN Committee on Human Rights adopted a decision on the complaint of a resident of Homieĺ, Leanid Sudalenka relating to the 2007 local elections.

Prosecutor General's Office stops correspondence with former candidate for deputy

06.05.2015 Prosecutor General's Office stops correspondence with former candidate for deputy

Chocimsk activist Valery Karankevich, a former candidate for deputy of Magiloŭ Regional Council of Deputies at Chocimsk constituency №54 and a candidate for the Chocimsk district council Khotimsk at Uzbiarežnaja constituency №13 in local elections in 2014, received an answer from the Prosecutor General of Belarus to his complaint.

Civil society activist: authorities have already started forming electoral commissions

03.03.2015 Civil society activist: authorities have already started forming electoral commissions

Civil society activist from Khotsimsk Valery Karankevich claims that the authorities of Mahiliou region are already forming the commissions on elections of the President of the Republic of Belarus, although the election date has not yet been appointed by the Parliament.

Horki: police seize pensioners after anonymous report on their involvement in early election campaigning

03.02.2015 Horki: police seize pensioners after anonymous report on their involvement in early election campaigning

Maryia Kiryienka and Tatsiana Siarheyeva have been taken to the Horki District Police Department. As reported by the women, they are charged with electoral campaigning.

Political activist challenges actions of tax inspectorate

15.01.2015 Political activist challenges actions of tax inspectorate

Homel activist Yury Klimovich filed a lawsuit with the Tsentralny District Court of Homelagainst the decision of the district inspection of taxes and dues. He asks the court to recognize the claims to a private enterprise "Bel-Ost", which he founded and headed, unfounded and annul the decision of the tax inspectorate.

Serhiy Tkachenko: not to hold Parliamentary elections in Donetsk region is worse than to hold them

05.09.2014 Serhiy Tkachenko: not to hold Parliamentary elections in Donetsk region is worse than to hold them

In early June, after the observation of the presidential election, all Donetsk regional branch of the All-Ukrainian public organization "Committee of Voters of Ukraine" was forced to leave the region through a real threat to the personal safety of employees.

Mahiliou region prosecutor approves detention of candidate for deputy at polling station

04.09.2014 Mahiliou region prosecutor approves detention of candidate for deputy at polling station

September 3, public activist from Khotsimsk Valery Karankevich received a response to his complaint, filed to the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Belarus and forwarded to the Prosecutor's Office of the Mahiliou region.

Members of Brest City Council are required to inform about time and place of meetings with electors

05.08.2014 Members of Brest City Council are required to inform about time and place of meetings with electors

Activists of the civil initiative "Social Office" have filed a repeated appeal to five members of the Brest City Council and the head of this representative body, Mikalai Krasouski.

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