In the center of Minsk passed the action of the opposition, dissatisfied with the past in Belarus, the election of deputies of the Parliament. Several hundred activists gathered on October square and marched in a column to House the government, BelaPAN reports.
Per share which brought the opposition leaders Anatoly Lebedko, Statkevich, Uladzimir Nyaklyaeu, Zmitser Dashkevich, vital Rymasheuski, and others. As said by Nyaklyaeu, standing on the porch of the Palace of the Republic, people gathered to demand a new “real” election.
“Belarus insulted once again, offered some kind of spectacle, ritual purpose Lukashenko of some deputies. It is shameful and dangerous. We have to fight it, and today we begin to fight for real elections,” in turn, said the journalists the ex-candidate presidents of Belarus Statkevich. In 2011, he was sentenced to six years in prison for organizing mass riots. In August 2015 the President of Republic Alexander Lukashenko has pardoned Statkevich, as recognized by international organizations as a political prisoner.
“Our goal is for one or two years to achieve fair elections, while Lukashenko has not driven the country into poverty and did not give independence. We left no mechanisms, except for personal activity. We will encourage people to take to the streets, let them first be a bit, but eventually the dam will break fear,” continued Statkevich.
After about 1.5 hours Statkevich announced the completion of the action, he called the people to disperse, turning the flags to avoid incidents. According to the portal, the order on the event was followed by a large number of police, according to the results of the action were no arrests.
Parliamentary elections in Belarus were held yesterday, the CEC has recognized them as valid. As noted on Monday, the special coordinator of OSCE short-term observers to OSCE election Kent Harstad, the authorities of Belarus to partially, but not fully fulfilled its obligations on democratization of the electoral process. At the same time, observers from the CIS called the elections more open and democratic than previous.
For the first few years in the lower house of Parliament after the elections could include representatives of the opposition: Anna konopacka in Minsk and Elena Anisim in Minsk region.