Observation of the presidential elections of the Republic of Belarus is carried out by activists of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and the Human Rights Center "Viasna" in the framework of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections".
The issue was reported by the head of Luniniec district branch of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Hramada) Vital Kalinouski, who tried to get Luniniec District Executive Committee register his appeals for holding pickets on July 16-17 with the aim to draw people to the team of a potential candidate for president Tatsiana Karatkevich.
July 1, a press-conference, dedicated to the start of the campaign for monitoring the presidential elections in Belarus was held at the office of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”.
The House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus has determined the date of the next presidential elections - October 11, 2015. According to Art. 81 of the Belarusian Constitution, the President is elected for five years directly by the people through universal, free, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot.
A number of opposition organizations have signed an agreement to launch a joint campaign of observation during the presidential campaign due in the fall 2015. The coalition includes the Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Hramada), the organizing committee of the party Belarusian Christian Democracy, the Tell the Truth campaign, the BPF Party and the Movement “For Freedom”.