Observers in Brest: "In fact, there was no counting of votes"
According to observers in Brest, the procedure of vote counting is the key issue that did not allow them to consider the elections open and transparent.
During the early voting, many observers asked election commissions to make sure that the counting of votes could be transparent. However, there were no positive responses from the election officials. For example, Alena Shabunia, head of precinct election commission No. 2 in Brest, considered it inappropriate to consider the proposal at a meeting of the election commission, citing the fact that such meetings could only hear appeals against decisions of the commission.
The Russian side is grateful to Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko for his decision to go to Russia as the visit after the presidential election, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Belarus Alexander Surikov said in an interview with the STV channel, BelTA has learned.
“We are grateful for this decision,” the Ambassador said.