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CIS observers find no violations in formation of territorial commissions in Belarus

MINSK, 3 August (BelTA) – The CIS observation mission did not find any violations related to the formation of territorial election commissions to work at the parliamentary elections in Belarus, BelTA learnt from the headquarters of the CIS observation mission.

The observers studied the work of territorial election commissions of Minsk, Minsk Oblast, Vitebsk Oblast and Mogilev. “The commissions were formed in line with the plan of the preparation for the elections. The commissions included representatives of labor collectives, public associations, political parties and ordinary citizens. The commissions were provided with the necessary manuals. Initiative groups were registered within the period specified by the Electoral Code,” the CIS mission informed.

Members of the headquarters of the mission took part in a session of the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Belarus.

The CIS observation mission started working in Belarus on 25 July. The mission is led by Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee - CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev. The mission is to include over 30 long-term and 300-350 short-term observers. At present, the mission has 27 accredited long-term observers.

“The monitoring of the elections is based on the principles of political neutrality, non-interference in the electoral process and domestic affairs of the state,” the headquarters of the CIS mission informed.