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International Cooperation

The Central Election Commission of the Republic of Belarus (further referred to as the Central Election Commission) is working with the central electoral authorities in many countries.

The Central Election Commission maintains efficient and friendly relations with the Central Electoral Commissions of the CIS countries. The organizers of the elections have developed a tradition to invite their colleagues from the CIS countries to attend conferences and seminars to exchange experience, assisting in elections and referenda as international observers.

Members of the Central Election Commission have been involved in observation elections in Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Latvia and Lithuania. The representatives of the above-mentioned governments, in turn, observed presidential and parliamentary elections and referenda in Belarus.

The OSCE representatives are regularly invited to our country to observe the preparation and holding the presidential and parliamentary elections and national referenda.

Not only European countries, but also Asia and Latin America show interest in the Belarusian electoral system. Experts from Bolivia, Vietnam, China, India, Iran, Japan, studying the electoral process in Belarus, had the opportunity to meet with the authorities of the Central Election Commission and to receive answers to their questions.

Most closely and productively the Central Election Commission cooperates with the Central Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation. Officially, cooperation between the Belarusian and Russian Central Electoral Commissions was formalized by the protocol dated June 4, 1998, which identified the scope and forms of cooperation. Still, the real cooperation generally goes beyond the scope of the protocol.