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Lebedev to lead CIS observation mission at presidential election in Belarus


The CIS observation mission will be led by Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee - Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev. His nomination was approved during a meeting of the CIS Council of Permanent Plenipotentiary Representatives in Minsk on 21 July, BelTA has learned.

The CIS is forming the mission. The CIS Executive Committee has sent out invitations to the CIS countries requesting to nominate their representatives to the CIS observation mission. CIS observers are expected to work in all regions of the country. On the election day, the observers will be present at the polling stations from the moment they open until the counting of votes is completed.

The mission will release its findings on the results of the monitoring of the election campaign in Belarus on 10 August.

The presidential election in Belarus will be held on 9 August. The Central Election Commission has registered five presidential candidates on 14 July.