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The elections in Belarus has increased the number of accredited observers

The number of accredited international observers for the presidential elections in Belarus last Friday doubled to 68 reported on Monday, the CEC of the Republic.

Earlier, on July 24, the monitoring of the election campaign in Belarus started the mission of CIS at the time she was 34 accredited representative.

The mission of the CIS will take part in monitoring the presidential elections in Belarus

The mission of the CIS will take part in monitoring the elections of the President of Belarus, is in the process of its formation, told RIA Novosti on Monday the adviser of the press service of the CIS Executive Committee Maria Gutsalo.

"The mission of the CIS will take part in monitoring the elections of the President of Belarus, now in the process of its formation. We sent out invitations to States members of the CIS with request for nominations the mission of the CIS observers," said Gutsalo.

Polish opposition demands to declare the presidential elections null and void

Polish opposition demands to recognize the results of presidential elections held last Sunday are invalid.

The head of Poland Andrzej Duda narrowly won the presidential election, defeating opposition leader Rafal Trzaskowski.

In Poland, the opposition demanded to recognize the elections invalid

Polish opposition demands to recognize the results of presidential elections held last Sunday are invalid.

The head of Poland Andrzej Duda narrowly won the presidential election, defeating opposition leader Rafal Trzaskowski.

In the OSCE / ODIHR explained the decision not to observe the elections in Belarus

Office for democratic institutions and human rights (ODIHR) of the OSCE are unable to observe the elections of the President of Belarus because of the lack of invitation, informed RIA Novosti the representative of the office of Kate Andrush.

Earlier, the head of the CEC of Belarus Lidia Yermoshina has told RIA Novosti that he expects the issuance of an invitation of the OSCE / ODIHR to observe the presidential election in the Republic, and then the Bureau will resolve this issue "on the merits".

Belarus called on the OSCE to reconsider its decision on the observation of elections

The foreign Ministry of Belarus has extended invitations to observe the elections of the President, appointed on 9 August, the OSCE / ODIHR, CIS, SCO, the press Secretary of the Belarusian foreign Ministry Anatoly Glaz.

Earlier Wednesday, the OSCE / ODIHR issued a statement, which States that the Bureau will not send an observation mission for the presidential elections in Belarus, because it has not received an invitation from the authorities.

In Germany, commented on the elections in Belarus

The German government sadly took note of the decision of the CEC of Belarus to refuse registration in the presidential election to Victor Babariko and Valery Tsepkalo, urges the Belarusian authorities to release all detainees in the country in connection with the events around the presidential campaign, said the representative of the German foreign Ministry Christopher Burger.

On Tuesday evening in different cities of Belarus held an unauthorized mass protest. Their participants were citizens who do not agree with the decision of the Central election Commission of Belarus to refuse registration of candidates for President, the two politicians – Victor Babariko and Valery Tsepkalo. Human rights activists reported mass arrests by police officers, mainly in Minsk – more than 190 people. The Belarusian Association of journalists also said the detentions in various cities of the 14 correspondents of local and foreign media, most of them were released without drawing up administrative protocols.

The OSCE pointed to the xenophobic rhetoric of the President of Poland

Office for democratic institutions and human rights (ODIHR) of the OSCE indicates that xenophobic and homophobic rhetoric of the President of Poland Andrzej Duda during the election campaign.

According to Gorizbirkome Poland Sunday, Poland's President re-elected incumbent head of state Andrzej Duda, beating the opposition candidate of Rafal Trzaskowski.

The OSCE PA has no plans observation missions for elections due COVID-19

The OSCE parliamentary Assembly due to pandemic coronavirus has no plans to send a monitoring mission for the elections until the autumn, said Wednesday RIA Novosti the representative of the OSCE PA NAT Perry.

Earlier, the head of the Commission for international Affairs of the lower chamber of Parliament of Belarus Andrei Savinykh said that the OSCE parliamentary Assembly informed the Belarusian Parliament that because of the epidemiological situation will not be able to send its observers to the presidential elections in the Republic.

The Ministry of foreign Affairs called the condition of Russia's participation in election observation in the United States

Office for democratic institutions and human rights (ODIHR) of the OSCE talks about the direction of a restricted group of observers for the elections of the President of the United States on 3 November, the question of participation of Russia in it will be associated with the receiving of the invitation to ODIHR to observe the elections and in what format, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Ambassador for special assignments of the Russian foreign Ministry Vladimir Churov.

"Office for democratic institutions and human rights (ODIHR) of the OSCE talks about the direction of a restricted group of observers for the elections of the President of the United States. By the way, passed the primaries, the Republican and Democratic parties, is expected in August, the national Congress is an important stage of the election campaign and, finally, November 3rd is to vote in the election of the President of the United States," - said Churov.

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