Belarus’ CEC Expects Arrival Of CIS Colleagues For Parliamentary Ele


National Legal Internet Portal
13/08/2008 03:57 PM

The Central Election Commission (CEC) of Belarus is expecting the
arrival of representatives of the central election commissions of
the CIS member states to observe the elections to the House of
Representatives of the National Assembly, CEC chairperson Lidia
Yermoshina told BelTA.

The CEC has sent invitations to all CIS countries but for Georgia. This
is connected with the fact that Georgia has never invited Belarusian
observers to monitor its elections and did not do that even during
the time when Eduard Shevardnadze was president of that country.

The visit to Belarus was confirmed by the chairman of the Central
Election Commission of Kyrgyzstan and officials of the Central
Election Commission of Armenia. The head of the Armenian CEC will
not be able to visit Belarus as Armenia is also holding an election
campaign during this period.

Lidia Yermoshina is confident that representatives of central election
bodies of other CIS countries will arrive in Belarus. The invitations
to them were sent not long ago, she said.

The OSCE/ODIHR and CIS Executive Committee have already deployed their
missions. The CIS mission will include more than 300 people. The OSCE
will send approximately the same number of observers to monitor the
parliamentary elections.

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