The United States is disappointed that the elections fell significantly short of Belarus’ international obligations and commitments for free and fair elections, as demonstrated by reports from the OSCE ODIHR and Parliamentary Assembly election observation missions.
Праспект Незалежнасці ў Менску амаль пусты, як і навакольныя вуліцы. Independence Avenue, the main street in Minsk, is almost empty; so are the surrounding streets. Have its residents gone out of the city or they don’t want to be mistaken for a protester?
During early voting ballot rigging is as easy as ABC. Zmitser Kaspyarovich, a member of Minsk city election commission, states that the number of signatures and the number of issued ballots does not match in some districts of the Belarusian capital.
The presidential campaign in Belarus is nearly over. Some are looking forward for the results of the vote on October 11, others are convinced that there will be no change in the country. But in any case, the voters, the opposition, the authorities, journalists are getting ready, because the presidential election, whatever it may be, is one of the most important events that occur once every five years.
Early voting at the presidential election in Belarus has started on Tuesday. Belarusian human rights activists state every time Belarusian military, students and civil servants are forced to vote early.
During the debate on state television Aleh Haydukevich, the son of the presidential candidate Syarhei Haydukevich and his agent lashed out at the opposition, but at the end of his monologue the former police officer exclaimed ‘Long live Belarus!’