“The CIS observer mission has come to the conclusion that the September 23, 2012 elections were conducted in accordance with the Constitution and the Election Code of Belarus. The elections complied with the universally accepted democratic norms and were transparent and public,” the observer mission said in its official statement posted on the website of the CIS Executive Committee.
The mission believes the candidates had equal legal conditions and fulfilled the same registration requirements.
“Meetings were conducted in an organized way in the presence of international and national observers, and members of commissions behaved correctly towards the candidates. The candidates who were denied registration were told they had a right to file complaints with the Central Commission. Fifty-six of 122 people used that opportunity,” the CIS observer mission said in its statement.