News for 12 Sep 2016
12.09.2016 OSCE ODIHR: Belarus elections efficiently organized, long-standing systemic shortcomings remain
The 11 September parliamentary elections were efficiently organized and there were visible efforts to address some long-standing issues, but a number of systemic shortcomings remain, the international observers of the OSCE ODIHR mission concluded in a preliminary statement released today.
12.09.2016 Parliamentary Elections. September 11, 2016. Analytical Report (full text)
The elections did not meet a number of key international standards for democratic and free elections, as well as the country’s electoral legislation. First of all, the findings are due to the lack of equal access to state media for all candidates, lack of impartiality of election commissions, facts of abuse of administrative resources in favor of the pro-government candidates, numerous facts of forcing voters to participate in early voting, non-transparency of some election procedures for observers.
12.09.2016 Invitation to press conference on results of election observation
Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections announce a press conference on September 12 on the results of monitoring the elections to the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the sixth convocation.