MINSK, 10 August (BelTA) – Observers sent by public associations and political parties of Belarus to monitor the presidential election in the country stated that the election was held in strict adherence of the legislation, BelTA has learned.
“9 August was the last day of the presidential election campaign in Belarus. Representatives of our public associations and political parties monitored every polling station throughout the whole voting time. Over 30,000 of our people, and this is the absolute majority of all observers accredited at the election, state that the presidential election was held in line with the legislation of the Republic of Belarus. Our observers monitored all the processes: from opening polling stations to sealing ballot boxes,” the statement of the parties and public associations says.
It was stressed that no major violations which could influence the result of the election were registered. Every citizen had an opportunity to cast their ballots for the candidate he or she supported.
“At the same time certain political forces who nominated their observers falsified the information about the voting process and the whole election campaign in general. They threatened citizens and members of election commissions. Insults and threats were considered a standard by them. Our representatives registered numerous violations of the law on a daily basis. It is clear that all those actions were links of one chain aimed at destabilizing the situation in the country and discrediting the election. They failed to achieve this,” the statement runs.
“We state that this year's political campaign was held in line with the Election Code. The result of the vote confirms the choice of the citizens of our country and is beyond doubt,” the statement reads.