The head of the mission of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights Antonio Milošoski stated that the parliamentary campaign in Belarus with the elections to take place literally in a couple of days runs with “the very low level of activity.” According to him, the mission finishes the interim report about the election campaign in Belarus.
The head of the ODIHR mission said that the report will contain information about the legal aspects of the elections, media issues, candidates’ registration and about all the rest that happened during the election campaign, reports BelaPAN. The report will be available for public on September 13th. As Antonio Milošoski noted, at the moment the mission’s representatives are still analyzing the information incoming from the ODIHR long-term observers in the regions. In the near future the information will be systemized and then presented.
The ODIHR mission, which has been working in Belarus since August 21st, has continuous communication with the CEC, the Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Information, the Supreme Court and with the other parties involved, said the head of the mission. “We are receiving quite an amount of information. But at the same time I would like to emphasize that these not our only sources of information,” stated Antonio Milošoski. According to him, the ODIHR observers have right and opportunity to receive information from political parties, public associations, reporters, and the candidates. The media, both print and electronic, also serve as a valuable information resource. “From the very beginning of the mission’s activity, we have been monitoring the media in order to get necessary information,” said the head of the mission.