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2019 Parliamentary Elections in Belarus

2019 Parliamentary Elections in Belarus

On 5 August Belarusian head of state Aleksandr Lukashenko signed Decree No. 293 and Decree 294 to set the dates for the elections to the Council of the Republic and the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus of the 7th convocation. They will be held on 7 and 17 November 2019 respectively.

Anatoly Glaz. An archive photo
Belarus MFA regrets OSCE assessment, sees it as politicized
19 November 2019, 12:40
Belarus demonstrated maximum transparency and invited a record high number of international observers to monitor the recent parliamentary elections, said Anatoly Glaz, Press Secretary of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Sergei Lebedev. An archive photo
CIS chief: OSCE ODIHR's assessment of Belarus elections is not entirely objective
19 November 2019, 11:26
The assessment of Belarus' parliamentary elections by the observers of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights is not entirely objective, Sergei Lebedev, Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee, head of the CIS observation mission, said.
Andrei Savinykh. An archive photo
Belarusian diplomat: OSCE approaches to election assessment are still politicized
18 November 2019, 18:54
Andrei Savinykh added that he did not mean that all the OSCE member states have such a position. “Rather, these are traditional and significantly outdated approaches of a number of Western countries,” he said.
Sergei Lavrov. Archive photo
Russian FM congratulates Belarus on successful conduct of parliamentary elections
18 November 2019, 18:39
“An important event took place in Belarus yesterday – the parliamentary elections. I would like to use this opportunity to congratulate our Belarusian friends on their successful conduct,” Russia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov said.
Gennady Davydko. An archive photo
Opinion: High time to stop teaching Belarus how to live by someone else's rules
18 November 2019, 18:06
The MP said: “And then there is Belarus, which is seen as some kind of a testing ground, with everyone lecturing us on how to live. It is time to push back, time to show their place to the observers and other people, who believe they can blatantly interfere and break our laws.”
Vadim Ipatov. An archive photo
Belarus' CEC recounts typical violations committed by observers
18 November 2019, 17:45
The official explained that while the Electoral Code does not directly regulate the matter of taking photos and shooting videos at a polling station, the Central Election Commission has released guidelines for territorial election commissions in order to address the matter.
Margareta Cederfelt
OSCE: Legitimacy of elections guaranteed by Belarusian people
18 November 2019, 16:20
The legitimacy of elections is guaranteed by the Belarusian people, Margareta Cederfelt, Special Coordinator and leader of the OSCE short-term observer mission, told the media.
An archive photo
Belarus elections called open, democratic by Union State MPs
18 November 2019, 16:01
The elections to the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus were free, democratic and legitimate. This statement was made by observers from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Belarus-Russia Union State.
Mikhail Orda. Archive photo
Belarus' parliamentary elections described as free
18 November 2019, 14:46
The elections were held in full compliance with the law. All the necessary conditions were created so that the voters could make a choice they think was right in a free atmosphere, Mikhail Orda said.
Xie Xiaoyong
SCO mission calls Belarus' parliamentary elections as transparent, democratic
18 November 2019, 11:36
The campaign complied with the national legislation and international obligations of Belarus, Deputy Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), head of the SCO observation mission at the Belarusian parliamentary elections Xie Xiaoyong said.
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