MINSK, 4 October (BelTA) – Belarus has created all the necessary conditions for monitoring the elections, the CIS observers said after monitoring several stages of the election campaign in Belarus, BelTA learned from the headquarters of the mission.
“The CIS observers noted that Belarus has created all the necessary conditions for monitoring the elections. Heads and members of district election commissions are open to communication, and provide the necessary information about the stages of the election campaign. Members of the mission were given access to protocols of election commission sessions and other documents related to the elections,” the headquarters noted.
From 30 September to 3 October, long-term CIS observers monitored the process of the election campaign and the formation of precinct election commissions in all regions of Belarus and in Minsk. Representatives of the mission visited 23 district election commissions, met with senior officials of the administrations of Brest Oblast, Vitebsk Oblast, Grodno Oblast, and Mogilev Oblast as well as with heads of the Minsk city election commission. Moreover, the members of the mission met with senior officials of the Belarusian Internal Affairs Ministry and the Prosecutor General's Office to discuss matters of organizing and running the election campaign.
The headquarters of the CIS observation mission is currently busy examining the Belarusian election legislation, preparing training materials for long-term and short-terms observers, interacting with the CIS member states and bodies on formation of the mission. As of 4 October, the mission included 157 accredited international observers of the CIS.