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16 Sep 2020

Call to improve election legislation in Belarus

Call to improve election legislation in Belarus

MINSK, 16 September (BelTA) – There is a need to improve the election legislation in Belarus, President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with Belarusian high-ranking officials on 16 September, BelTA has learned.

“It is necessary to improve our electoral legislation. A number of inconsistencies, various loopholes exploited by unscrupulous candidates and their proxies were revealed at the recent presidential election and last year’s parliamentary elections,” the head of state said.

“The chairman of the Constitutional Court, together with the Central Election Commission, has to look into all these issues. Perhaps, there is a need for innovations, some technical solutions. The main thing is not to compromise the whole thing,” the president emphasized.

Aleksandr Lukashenko continued: “Let us think about raising the status of members of election commissions at all levels. They perform a state task, and the state should protect them from provocateurs and other aggressive people. This is a matter of principle.”

The head of state noted that it is already time to start preparations for the elections to the local councils.

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