Tatsiana Karatkevich looking for volunteers to run for parliament
Ex-presidential candidate Tatsiana Karatkevich calls on all her supporters to become candidates for deputies of the Belarusian Parliament.
“Elections-2015 marked the beginning of a peaceful change. In the near future we will concentrate our efforts on two fronts: prepare and conduct a national forum called “For Peaceful Change” and form a list of candidates for the parliamentary elections,” said the official website of “Tell the Truth”, which is represented by Tatsiana Karatkevich.
“We invite everyone who supports Tatsiana Karatkevich, supports the idea of peaceful change, to become candidate or member of their teams,” notes the address cited by interfax.by.
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.