Parliamentary elections: Analytical report on first day of early voting

07.09.2016 Parliamentary elections: Analytical report on first day of early voting

In accordance with the Electoral Code, early voting opened on September 6.

Weekly Analytical Report. August 29 - September 4

05.09.2016 Weekly Analytical Report. August 29 - September 4

A significant level of campaigning activity is demonstrated by the pro-government candidates, who still use the administrative resource, including state-controlled electronic and print media.

Final HRD Monitoring Report on Presidential Election in Belarus

14.02.2011 Final HRD Monitoring Report on Presidential Election in Belarus

“Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” campaign presents its final monitoring report on the 2010 presidential election in Belarus. The report gives the campaign's overall conclusions on the election, provides comprehensive analysis of the voting and counting stages and includes recommendations on how the election process could be brought in line with international standards.

PRELIMINARY report of independent observation

20.12.2010 PRELIMINARY report of independent observation

Peaceful conduct of the election was marred on the evening of election day, 19 December, when riot police brutally dispersed a crowd protesting against unfair conduct of the election.

Preliminary Monitoring Report  on the FOURTH Day of Early Voting

18.12.2010 Preliminary Monitoring Report on the FOURTH Day of Early Voting

Minsk, 10:00 am, 18 December, – “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” campaign presents its preliminary monitoring report on observation of the fourth day of early voting (17 December). The observation is being conducted by 600 short-term and 80 long-term observers at 300 polling stations throughout Belarus.

Preliminary Monitoring Report  on the THIRD Day of Early Voting

17.12.2010 Preliminary Monitoring Report on the THIRD Day of Early Voting

Minsk, 10:00 am, 16 December, – “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” campaign presents its preliminary monitoring report on observation of the third day of early voting (16 December). The observation is being conducted by 600 short-term and 80 long-term observers at 300 polling stations throughout Belarus.

Preliminary Monitoring Report  on the Second Day of Early Voting

16.12.2010 Preliminary Monitoring Report on the Second Day of Early Voting

10:00 am, 16 December, Minsk – “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” campaign presents its preliminary monitoring report on observation of the second day of early voting (15 December). The observation is being conducted by 600 short-term and 80 long-term observers at 300 polling stations throughout Belarus.

Preliminary Monitoring Report  on the First Day of Early Voting

15.12.2010 Preliminary Monitoring Report on the First Day of Early Voting

10:00, 15 December, Minsk – “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” campaign presents its preliminary monitoring report on observation of the first day of early voting (14 December). The observation is being carried out by 600 short-term and 80 long-term observers at 300 polling stations throughout Belarus.

Election of the President of Belarus 2010: Pre-election Monitoring Report on Campaign

14.12.2010 Election of the President of Belarus 2010: Pre-election Monitoring Report on Campaign

The novelties and positive changes, however, did little to decrease the inequality in campaign conditions between the incumbent president and other candidates. As in 2006, Alyaksandr Lukashenka benefitted from the following: • unlimited opportunities for Lukashenka to avail of the state mass media – compared to 2 hours of TV and radio appearances and an opportunity to print 5 pages of text in the main newspapers guaranteed to the other candidates; • targeted criticism of the other candidates in the state mass media – compared to an exclusively complimentary coverage of the incumbent president’s personality and his election programme.

Election of the President of Belarus 2010: Weekly Analytical Review (29 November – 5 December)

06.12.2010 Election of the President of Belarus 2010: Weekly Analytical Review (29 November – 5 December)

The CEC refused to allow observers to be present at the polling stations overnight during the early voting period, and once again dismissed the proposal to describe the process of vote count in detail, i.e. ignored those elements of voting process which are most vulnerable to potential falsifications.

Election of the President of Belarus 2010: Weekly Analytical Review (22-28 November)

01.12.2010 Election of the President of Belarus 2010: Weekly Analytical Review (22-28 November)

Observers have reported the broad use of administrative resources with the aim to ensure mass early voting – the most convenient occasion for falsifications.

Election of the President: Pre-election Monitoring Report on Registration of Presidential Candidates

23.11.2010 Election of the President: Pre-election Monitoring Report on Registration of Presidential Candidates

In general, registration of candidates took place without significant restrictions of the right of candidates to be elected. At the same time, the non-transparent character of signature verification process and check of documents presented by nominees for registration does not exclude chances for manipulation by election commissions and gives grounds to view the results of registration as politically not legally motivated.

Election of the President: Pre-election Monitoring Report on Collection of Voters' Signatures in Support of Persons Nominated to be Presidential Candidates

23.11.2010 Election of the President: Pre-election Monitoring Report on Collection of Voters' Signatures in Support of Persons Nominated to be Presidential Candidates

Election commissions did not allow observers to be present at verification of signatures, explaining that under the Electoral Code observers may attend sittings of commissions, while verification of signatures took place outside such sittings.

Election of the President of Belarus 2010: Weekly Analytical Review (November 8-14)

16.11.2010 Election of the President of Belarus 2010: Weekly Analytical Review (November 8-14)

Out of 85 complaints against non-inclusion of 413 persons into PECs, the courts have rejected 83 (2 complaints remain unconsidered). The courts have ignored arguments about discriminatory attitude of executive committees to representatives of opposition political parties and justified their refusals by the fact that all the formal procedures of forming PECs had been observed.

Election of the President of Belarus 2010: Preliminary Report on Monitoring Formation of  Precinct Election Commissions

09.11.2010 Election of the President of Belarus 2010: Preliminary Report on Monitoring Formation of Precinct Election Commissions

The discriminatory attitude of executive committees to candidates from opposition parties was obvious; out of 1,073 candidates to PECs from these parties only 183 persons, or 17.1 percent, became commission members. At the same time the average "passing rate" of other candidates was 84.3 percent (70,815 members out of 84,024 candidates); the figure for the parties loyal to the authorities was 87.7 percent (1586 out of 1808), while with the candidates from 4 major pro-governmental public associations and 1 trade union the figure was 93.2 percent (23,689 persons out of 25,419 candidates became PEC members).

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