Election of the President of Belarus 2010: Weekly Analytical Review (October 25-31)

03.11.2010 Election of the President of Belarus 2010: Weekly Analytical Review (October 25-31)

Of 238 complaints lodged with the assistance of “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” campaign’s lawyers from the beginning of the election campaign, only 9 have been satisfied (those related to decisions of local authorities about places where pickets for collecting signatures were prohibited). Central and territorial election commissions have rejected all complaints related to the violation of the electoral legislation by the initiative group of Alyaksandr Lukashenka.

Central Election Commission introduces in electoral procedures ‘assistant member of electoral team’ athwart provisions of Electoral Code

01.11.2010 Central Election Commission introduces in electoral procedures ‘assistant member of electoral team’ athwart provisions of Electoral Code

Paragraph 6 of Resolution #47 adopted by the Central Commission on holding elections and republican referenda (CEC) on 15 September 2010 obviously contradicts to paragraph 8 of part 16 of Article 61 of the Electoral Code.

Election of the President of Belarus 2010: Weekly Analytical Review (October 18-24)

25.10.2010 Election of the President of Belarus 2010: Weekly Analytical Review (October 18-24)

Observers continue to witness the widespread participation of persons not belonging to the initiative group of Alyaksandr Lukashenka, and the broad use of the administration of state enterprises and institutions, in the collection of signatures in support of Lukashenka.

Election of the President of Belarus: Weekly Analytical Review (October 11-17)

18.10.2010 Election of the President of Belarus: Weekly Analytical Review (October 11-17)

The CEC has demonstrated unequal treatment of different initiative groups, issuing a warning to the initiative group of U. Nyaklyaeu for violating electoral legislation while complaints against the initiative group of A. Lukashenka are being re-directed to lower level commissions.

Election of the President of Belarus 2010: Weekly Analytical Review (October 4-10)

12.10.2010 Election of the President of Belarus 2010: Weekly Analytical Review (October 4-10)

Long-term observers’ reports continue to identify cases of intimidation and the use of state administrative resources in the signature collection supporting Alexander Lukashenka. His initiative group, supported by the local executives, has arranged the collection of signatures at educational and healthcare establishments, universities and enterprises.

Election of the President of Belarus 2010:  Preliminary Findings of Monitoring First Two Weeks of  Election Campaign (14-26 September)

07.10.2010 Election of the President of Belarus 2010: Preliminary Findings of Monitoring First Two Weeks of Election Campaign (14-26 September)

In general, in terms of the electoral process, the first two weeks of the election campaign in 2010 is almost indistinguishable from the first two weeks of the campaign for presidential elections in 2006.

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

04.10.2010 Election of the President of Belarus 2010: Preliminary Monitoring Report on Formation of Territorial Election Commissions

Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections' offer to get acquainted with the preliminary report on monitoring the formation of regional commissions on elections of President of the Republic of Belarus.

The 2010 Election of the President of Belarus: Weekly Analytical Review (20-26 September)

29.09.2010 The 2010 Election of the President of Belarus: Weekly Analytical Review (20-26 September)

Lydia Ermoshina, Chair of the CEC, said that she believed in Alexander Lukashenko's victory in the forthcoming election. This was proclaimed even before the documents on registration of the initiative group of the incumbent president were submitted to the CEC. The statement by the CEC Chair is against the principles of non-engagement and fairness, which should be the guide for the electoral administration.

Presidential Election: Weekly Analytical Review

21.09.2010 Presidential Election: Weekly Analytical Review

The legal basis of the electoral system of the Republic of Belarus is made up of the Constitution, Electoral Code, other legislative acts of the Republic of Belarus and statements (decisions) of the Central Commission for Elections and National Referendums (hereinafter – the Central Election Commission, or the CEC).

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