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Belarus after the local elections: Is the revival of the Belarusian electoral system possible?

On 18 February 2018, the local elections in Belarus were over. Independent Belarusian media once again reported high turnout, while voters generally show little interest.

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Local elections in Belarus: Final report

Early voting, counting of the votes and the tabulation of voting results in higher commissions were marred by numerous manipulations, active use of administrative resources and lack of transparency.

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Electoral system of Belarus requires urgent reanimation

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Local elections in Belarus: Report on monitoring the phase of election campaigning

Administrative resources  were actively  used  by current deputies taking part in official  events, which was justified by the district election commissions. This created unequal conditions for  other candidates. 

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Local elections in Belarus: recent reports

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Local elections in Belarus: Report on monitoring the registration of candidates for deputies

Observers of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders For Free Elections” report that the election commissions in most cases did not create obstacles to the registration of nomination groups.

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Local elections in Belarus: Report on monitoring the formation of precinct election commissions

One of the essential obstacles to the nomination of representatives of political parties and public associations to the PECs is a requirement to possess registered local branches.

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Local elections in Belarus: Report on the results of monitoring the registration of nomination groups

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Local elections in Belarus: Monitoring report on the formation of district election commissions

Executive officials still demonstrated an obviously discriminatory approach to the opposition parties during the formation of the District Election Commissions (DECs). 

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Local elections in Belarus: Report on Territorial Election Commissions

 

Observation is carried out by the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and the Human Rights Center "Viasna" in the framework of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections".

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Report on Belarus Parliamentary Elections

Belarusian authorities have not abandoned the repressive practices against their political opponents: peaceful protesters are still subjected to administrative liability, other civil and political rights are restricted, the country has new political prisoners.

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Raid in the Office of Belarusian EPDE Member HRC Viasna

On Saturday 25 March the Minsk office of the Belarusian EPDE-member organisation Human Rights Center Viasna was raided by the police. 57 human rights defenders were detained. 

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Belarus: Priority recommendations on reforming electoral legislation [VIDEO]

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Parliamentary elections in Belarus did not meet a number of key international standards for democratic and free elections

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Belarus: Citizen election observers' conclusions on the conduct of the election campaign

The conditions for campaigning were improved as compared to the previous elections. However, the candidates were not provided with equal rights; pro-government candidates enjoyed better conditions for campaigning...

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Belarus: Progovernmental Candidates Dominate in Precinct Election Commissions

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Belarusian EPDE members BHC and HRC Viasna publish first election monitoring' report

During the preparations for the parliamentary elections scheduled on 11 September 2016, Belarussian authorities ignored most of the recommendations made by citizens' observers and international mission of the ODIHR/OSCE. 

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Belarus: HRDFE offers support to the CEC on the implementation of the OSCE/ODIHR recommendations

In a proposal presented to the Central Election Commission of Belarus, the Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections  suggest steps to implement the recommendations.

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Results of the monitoring of the Presidential Elections

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Report on the results of monitoring of the first day of early voting by the Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections

The early voting started at the elections of President of the Republic of Belarus on October 6 in conformity with the Electoral Code of the Republic of Belarus. 

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Analytical report on the results of weekly observation 28.09 -04.10 by the Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections

Observers note the closed character of the electoral commissions, refusals of the election commissions to provide observers with relevant information are registered all over the country.

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Belarus

Brief Summary on the Preparation Stage by the Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections

The elections will not be free, considering their preparation by the electoral administration, which should ensure a high turnout and a definite result during early voting. 

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EPDE

Citizens’ election observation under pressure - Challenges for international institutions and civil society

The topic of the event is the increasing political, legal and administrative pressure against independent citizens' observers in OSCE countries. Examples from Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Belarus will be discussed.

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