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Viasna: 76.9% of observers were unable to see the contents of the ballots

April 22, 2016 19:33

The “Human Rights Defenders For Free Elections” campaign said in its findings that the electoral process did not meet a number of key international standards for democratic and free elections. In particular, the legislation still has no regulations on the method of counting ballots by the precinct election commissions.

The counting of votes largely repeated earlier negative practices of opaque ballot counting. More than half of the observers were placed in unsuitable conditions: 76.9% were unable to see the contents of the ballots.

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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.