Upon right of responsibility
Chairman of Russia’s Central Election Commission, Vladimir Churov, notes our civil duty to vote in elections, honouring the memory of past generations and those to come
Speaking during the Moscow-Minsk video-bridge, dedicated to 70 Years of Peace: Lessons of War and History of Common Victory, Mr. Churov commented upon the Belarusian Presidential election campaign. He underlined, “Belarus is preparing for an important event: the Presidential elections. Of course, if, 70 years ago, our ancestors had failed to claim victory in the Great Patriotic War, we wouldn’t be electing presidents of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine today. We’d be electing a fascist prefect instead. Voting in elections is our civil duty to past generations and those to come.”
Mr. Churov believes that it’s too early to speak of who might form the Russian observer team, or how many people this will comprise; a decision should be announced by October. However, he added that Russian observers will be represented within the OSCE, CIS, and Shanghai Co-operation Organisation delegations (on a bilateral basis). The 2015 Belarusian Presidential campaign may set a record for its number of international observers, including representatives of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, the UN Parliamentary Assembly and the CIS, in addition to observers from PACE (an influential international organisation to which there are no Belarusian members).