“The Central Elections Commission pointed out that the mission reflected both some shortcomings in the election campaign and positive changes that have occurred in the election law and the way this law is applied in Belarus. At the same time, the CEC members noted that some conclusions made by the mission are not substantiated enough,” CEC Secretary Nikolai Lozovik told Interfax following a Friday meeting between CEC top officials and Antonio Milososki, the head of the OSCE/ODIHR mission.
The participants in the meeting discussed preparations for drawing up a final OSCE/ODIHR report. “We noted that, in the previous elections, the final report radically differed from the preliminary one, and it differed for the worse, too,” Lozovik said.
“Mr. Milososki said he hoped that the facts that the mission members found themselves, both positive and negative ones, will be included in the final report and that he will do all he can for this,” he said.