On 19th of December 2010 presidential elections will be held in Belarus. The actual President Aleksandr Lukashenka rules the country since 16 years and he used several provisions to secure his position, like introducing a law that allows unlimited reelection of his person.
During the past elections it was reported, that oppositional candidates and their supporters faced heavy repressions. For instance they were not admitted as candidates or together with their parties were submitted to harsh measures like detentions or confiscations of campaign advertising materials. Each past election was called unfair by independent election observers.
This year surprisingly all 9 oppositional candidates were admitted to the elections. Is this a indication for a lawful procedure and the respect of the Civil and Political Human Rights by Lukashenka’s government during the current election process? First news forebode a different development.
The team of Libereco will report daily about the actual developments, irregularities, repressions and bullyings connected to the elections in Belarus. Every day you will find a up to date report with the most recent news right here on this page.
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