Report on the registration of nomination groups

2016 2016-07-11T21:56:35+0300 2016-07-12T12:35:15+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Observation is carried out by activists of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and the Human Rights Center “Viasna” in the framework of the campaign Human Rights Defenders For Free Elections

Report on the Registration of Nomination Groups


  • the process of registration of nomination groups (initiative groups) of candidates for the House of Representatives was more democratic than that during the previous election campaign.
  • the vast majority of groups for the nomination of opposition candidates were registered by the election authorities. Registration was denied to 30 groups, which is less than the number of denials in the parliamentary elections of 2012, but exceeds the amount of denials in 2008.
  • there were reported cases of creating hindrance to activities by the members of opposition candidates’ nomination groups.