Session to discuss Belarusian parliamentary election

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Belarus’ election legislation complies with international principles, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the session held on 24 May to discuss the preparations for the elections to the House of Representatives and the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the sixth convocation.

The head of state emphasized that “Belarus’ legislation complies with international principles and takes into account the national electoral rules and traditions.” “We take it for granted and, consequently, keep silent sometimes. However, there is no place for modesty on this issue. We need to talk about it,” the head of state noted. Aleksandr Lukashenko voiced his opinion regarding the coverage of the election campaign. “There should not be any secrets from anyone,” he said.

Little time is left till the official start of the election campaign. The president noted that in accordance with the legislation, the date of the election should be announced no later than on 10 June. “Of course, corresponding decisions will be made on time. There will be no problems here,” he said.

The preparations for the election campaign are regularly discussed at the level of the head of state. This time the session focused on the steps that had been already made, the fulfillment of instructions to improve the election process, the readiness of organizers of this important social and political event. Interstate procedures and OCSE recommendations to streamline the election process were discussed about a month ago.