21 October 2015
On 20 September, Alexander Lukashenka stated that he knew who was going to enter the new government. The previous government resigned, under Belarusian legislation, after Lukashenka's victory in the October presidential elections.
The new composition of the government will expose the state ruler's agenda and on whom he relies. On the one hand, a new elite has appeared that...
27 September 2012
The 2012 parliamentary campaign election campaign ended in defeat of all political actors in Belarus.
On the one hand, the Belarusian opposition was unable to mobilise society. On the other hand, the authorities received the expected results from a made up "political depression" which they have themselves created – indeed, very few people turned up at the polling...
24 September 2012
The international observers monitoring the parliamentary elections in Belarus present their preliminary post-election statement at a news conference in Minsk.
The international observation is a common endeavour involving the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights and the Parliamentary Assembly. This common endeavour comprises some 330 accredited observers from 37...
23 September 2012
Today's parliamentary elections are the simplest for Belarusian election committees. Because the majority of the opposition has boycotted the elections, the election committees have almost no need to rig the votes. In any event, when neither the observers nor even individual members of election committees have access the final count - it is difficult to have unexpected results.
21 September 2012