Opposition demands Yarmoshyna’s resignation

2009 2009-10-30T16:53:43+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

A new composition of the central Election Commission should prepare for the local elections in Belarus.

Leader of the United Civil Party Anatol Lyabedzka told this at a press conference in Minsk, BelaPAN reports.

“The UCP Political Council says the Central Election Commission should resign because its decisions and actions have undermined confidence of electorate and international organizations in the institutions of elections. So, the UCP suggests forming a new composition of the CEC on a pluralistic basis,” Anatol Lyabedzka said.

We remind that all elections held in Belarus under the regime of Alyaksandr Lukashenka, were recognized as not free and not fair by the world community. The head of the CEC Lidziya Yarmoshyna was banned entry to the EU countries and the United States for rigging election results.

The presidential elections in Belarus are scheduled for the begging of 2011, the elections to the local councils are planned for April 2010.