Head of Central Election Committee attends a youth forum in Minsk
Head of Central Election Committee Lidziya Yarmoshyna took part in the opening of a new project by the pro-Lukashenka Belarusian Youth Republican Union (BRSM) – “vybiray.by” (elect.by in English). She said that this time the youth participates in the election campaign more actively than before.
About 200 young people gathered at the BRSM forum in Minsk. They shared ideas and took part in the debates – writes state-owned Belteleradiocompany.
Despite raised hopes, a full turn toward Europe seems unlikely.
Do recent events indicate that Belarus could fully turn towards Europe and pull away from Russia politically? In the last few months, a number of developments have excited observers in international media and revitalised old debates about the former Soviet country’s future. But despite positive indications, a broader view suggests that this prediction may be overly optimistic.
In the judgment of most media freedom or democracy indexes, the Eastern European country is labelled as one of the worst in Europe and in recent years Belarus has shown no tangible progress towards establishing a free media atmosphere.