890 international observers accredited to work at Belarus elections

MINSK. Sept 24 (Interfax) - The Belarusian Central Election Commission has issued accreditation to 890 international observers to work during the elections to the Chamber of Representatives of the country's National Assembly.

A total of "890 international observers representing 45 countries and six international organizations have been accredited," Central Election Commission secretary Nikolai Lozovik told Interfax on Wednesday.

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) mission's 416 monitors, 325 representing the CIS mission, 71 from the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, 33 from the CIS Inter-Parliamentary Assembly, 30 from the Belarus-Russia Union's Parliamentary Assembly, and four representing the EurAsEC Inter-Parliamentary Assembly received accreditation, he said.

The number of international observers allowed to work at the elections will increase as the September 28 polls approach, he said.

Some 270 candidates, including nearly 70 opposition figures, will vie for seats in the 110-member Chamber of Representatives.



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