Representatives of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections" received a response from the Central Election Commission to their proposals on the implementation of the OSCE ODIHR recommendations, which is contrary to previous statements made by Lidziya Yarmoshyna in the media.
The Central Election Committee has explained when the parliamentary election will be held. According to the law, parliamentary elections must be appointed at least four months in advance and should be held at least 30 days before the previous MP’s mandates expire.
An interdepartmental working group on the OSCE ODIHR recommendations made following the October 2015 presidential election has developed a series of proposal on measures to improve the electoral process. This was reported by the head of the Central Election Commission, Lidziya Yarmoshyna.
Representatives of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders For Free Election”, co-run by the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, have written to the CEC head Lidziya Yarmoshyna, offering their assistance in the work of an expert group formed to review the OSCE ODIHR recommendations on improving the electoral process in Belarus.