Opposition to struggle for new election law

2008 2008-10-17T17:38:02+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 15 October, the United Democratic Forces of Belarus adopted an action plan for the nearest future. Their primary goal is introducing changes to the electoral legislation.
Viktar Karneenka, coordinator of the For a Free and fair Election campaign, says that, after the recent EU foreign ministers meeting, Belarusian opposition should be especially cautious while planning their activity. He named four basic points that unite pro-democratic movements of Belarus: changes to the election legislation, abolition of legislation-based political harassment, free mass media and official status for Belarusian NGOs. ‘These are the four things that the Belarusian government should implement within the next six months, so that a dialogue could be resumed.’