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Belarus Parliamentary Elections 2012

23 Sep 2012

Yermoshina predicts high turnout in Belarus’ elections

MINSK, 23 September (BelTA) – In an interview to the RTR Belarus TV channel, Chairperson of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Belarus Lidia Yermoshina expressed confidence that the turnout in the parliamentary elections will exceed 50 per cent, BelTA has learnt.

She also noted as important to have the majority of voters cast their ballots in every constituency.

Speaking about the monitoring of the election campaign, Lidia Yermoshina said that this time fewer international observers have come to Belarus. In 2008 the monitoring was conducted by 1,000 international observers. This year their number does not exceed 700. “The reduction came among the OSCE representatives as this organization is simultaneously monitoring the key elections in Ukraine and Georgia right now,” the CEC head said.

In her words, no pretensions have been so far voiced by international observers in what regards the organization of early voting in the country.

Lidia Yermoshina stated that Br76 billion is required to conduct the first round of the elections. “I believe many voters have already accomplished their civil duty as early voting was very much active. I am confident the elections will be valid at all polling stations,” she added.

 

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