MINSK, 2 October (BelTA) – The arrival of the OSCE initial team of observers for the parliamentary elections in Belarus is planned for 7 October, Chairperson of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Belarus Lidia Yermoshina told the media on 2 October, BelTA has learned.
Lidia Yermoshina said that the CEC had received four applications from OSCE observers. “This is an initial team of observers that is to arrive on 7 October,” the CEC head said.
In her words, the total number of OSCE observers for the parliamentary elections in Belarus is still unknown. “I think when we meet with the team next week, they will tell us about the preliminary number of observers,” Lidia Yermoshina said.
According to the CEC chairperson, the election campaign is proceeding in a calm and violation-free atmosphere.
As BelTA reported earlier, the Central Election Commission of Belarus received a preliminary signal from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe about arrival of a mission of short-term observers to monitor Belarus' parliamentary elections
Belarus' CEC sent invitations to monitor its parliamentary elections to the central election commissions of the former USSR republics except for Estonia and Lithuania. Invitations were also sent to the Association of World Election Bodies headquartered in the Republic of Korea and the National Election Commission of this country.
The elections to the House of Representatives will be held on 17 November, to the Council of the Republic on 7 November.