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10 August 2020, 12:20

CIS mission: No facts questioning legitimacy of Belarus presidential election

Sergei Lebedev
Sergei Lebedev

MINSK, 10 August (BelTA) - The CIS mission has not registered any facts that could call the legitimacy of the presidential election into question, Sergei Lebedev, Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee – CIS Executive Secretary, head of the CIS observation mission at Belarus' presidential election, told reporters, BelTA has learned.

“The CIS mission has not registered any facts that could call the legitimacy of the presidential election into question. The CIS mission finds that the 9 August presidential election was conducted in compliance with the Constitution and the Electoral Code of Belarus. The election was open, competitive and ensured the free expression of the will of citizens of Belarus,” Sergei Lebedev noted.

He noted that the CIS observers registered some violations but they were insignificant. “Those were traditional violations. There were several incidents when a family voted together, when a husband and a wife entered the booth together. Bot those were isolated cases. There were also several complaints from local observers that they had a poor sight of the ballot boxes. These isolated violations were insignificant. The CIS observers believe that these isolated violations were neither systemic nor commonplace and did not have an impact on the voting results,” Sergei Lebedev said.

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