MINSK (Sputnik) – Observers from the Interparliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States (IPA CIS) have not registered any violations during the presidential election in Belarus, Sergey Lebedev, the head of the IPA CIS monitoring mission, said on Sunday.
Russian lawmaker Oleg Melnichenko, the coordinator of the IPA CIS group of international observers, said the election had been set up in accordance with the international standards.
A similar position was expressed by Igor Borisov, a member of Russia’s Council for Civil Society and Human Rights.
Earlier in the day, the Belarusian central election committee announced that the turnout had exceeded 54 percent, making the results of the election valid.
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