Bulgaria condemned Belarusian «elections»
12:17, — Politics
Bulgaria deplores the atmosphere of intimidation and pressure that accompanied the parliamentary elections held in Belarus.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Vessela Tcherneva said about it.
“We cannot fail to be concerned about whether there was compliance with international standards for free and fair voting by the citizens of a European country, in spite of the improvements identified in election laws,” Tcherneva said.
She said that Bulgaria noted the findings of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, that many of the obligations of OSCE membership were not met, such as the right of citizens to peaceful assembly and association and freedom of expression.
“In this context, in good faith we urge the leadership of the Republic of Belarus to meet its international commitments in regard to respect for democratic principles and norms. We would welcome any step in this direction and we are ready to share Bulgaria’s positive experiences,” she said.