Éditoriaux Défense Sécurité Terrorisme Zones de conflits Logistique Livres de référence Liens
Terre Air Mer Gendarmerie Renseignement Infoguerre Cyber Recherche

Belarus Presidential Elections – Not Democratic Enough


Belarus Presidential Elections – Not Democratic Enough

The main conclusions of the European Parliament delegation to observe the Presidential elections in Belarus between 7 and 10 September were as follows: Source: European parliament, DG III, Directory of Information, September 10, 2001.

"The 2001 presidential election process failed to meet the OSCE commitments for democratic elections formulated in the 1990 Copenhagen Document and the Council of Europe Standards.

The Delegation welcomes and acknowledges the emergence of a pluralist civil society, being the foundation for the development of democratic political structures, representing all segments of the population.

Isolation is not in the best interests of the Belarus people and is not conducive to strengthening democratic development.

The Delegation sincerely regrets that the absence of basic democratic structures in Belarus and the lack of respect for basic human rights and values has greatly contributed to the present isolation of the country and its people. However in the light of the existing democratic deficit as well as of the positive trends indicating a more pluralistic political environment in Belarus, the international community should reassess its policy towards this country.

This does not mean that the European Parliament recommends at present to modifying the European Union’s attitude towards the Belarus regime. EU Policy with regard to Belarus will continue to evolve but no changes should be made until a full assessment has been made of any post election developments. A report to be drawn up by Pedro Marset Campos, one of the delegation’s members, will carry out this assessment and advise on its strategies for the development of a fully functioning civil society and democratic political forces in Belarus. The institutions represented in the observer mission must be prepared to continue to give further assistance to the promotion of a constructive dialogue across the political spectrum of the civil society and between the government and the international community. This assistance should further facilitate the process of promoting the democratic and economic transition of Belarus and its integration in European structures.

It should also be noted that the European Parliament’s clear stand on the respect for basic human rights and democratic standards in Belarus must also be considered as an indication of its attitude towards other states into economic and democratic transition."

The delegation was headed by Jan Marinus Wiersma (Netherlands, PES). Other Members of the delegation were Lennart Sacredeus (Sweden, EPP-ED), Elisabeth Schroedter (Germany, Greens/EFA). Pedro Marset Campos (Spain, EUL/NGL) and Robert Goodwill (United Kingdom, EPP-ED).

The observation mission was carried out in close cooperation with the Parliamentary Assemblies of the Council of Europe and the OSCE and OSCE/ODIHR observation mission.

The delegation undertook its monitoring mission on the basis of international standards for conduct of free and democratic elections as formulated by the OSCE and the Council of Europe.

The joint statement of preliminary findings and conclusions is now available and can be sent by e-mail.

Press enquiries: Timothy Boden, (Brussels) tel.(32-2) 28 43459, e-mail : foreign-press@europarl.eu.int


Derniers articles

Verdun 2016 : La légende de la « tranchée des baïonnettes »
Eyes in the Dark: Navy Dive Helmet Display Emerges as Game-Changer
OIR Official: Captured Info Describes ISIL Operations in Manbij
Cyber, Space, Middle East Join Nuclear Triad Topics at Deterrence Meeting
Carter Opens Second DoD Innovation Hub in Boston
Triomphe de St-Cyr : le Vietnam sur les rangs
Dwight D. Eisenhower Conducts First OIR Missions from Arabian Gulf
L’amiral Prazuck prend la manœuvre de la Marine
Airmen Practice Rescuing Downed Pilots in Pacific Thunder 16-2
On ne lutte pas contre les moustiques avec une Kalachnikov...
Enemy Mine: Underwater Drones Hunt Buried Targets, Save Lives
Daesh Publications Are Translated Into Eleven Languages
Opération Chammal : 10 000 heures de vol en opération pour les Mirage 2000 basés en Jordanie
Le Drian : Daech : une réponse à plusieurs niveaux
Carter: Defense Ministers Agree on Next Steps in Counter-ISIL Fight
Carter Convenes Counter-ISIL Coalition Meeting at Andrews
Carter Welcomes France’s Increased Counter-ISIL Support
100-Plus Aircraft Fly in for Exercise Red Flag 16-3
Growlers Soar With B-1s Around Ellsworth AFB
A-10s Deploy to Slovakia for Cross-Border Training
We Don’t Fight Against Mosquitoes With a Kalashnikov
Bug-Hunting Computers to Compete in DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge
Chiefs of US and Chinese Navies Agree on Need for Cooperation
DoD Cyber Strategy Defines How Officials Discern Cyber Incidents from Armed Attacks
Vice Adm. Tighe Takes Charge of Information Warfare, Naval Intelligence
Truman Strike Group Completes Eight-Month Deployment
KC-46 Completes Milestone by Refueling Fighter Jet, Cargo Plane
Air Dominance and the Critical Role of Fifth Generation Fighters
Une nation est une âme
The Challenges of Ungoverned Spaces
Carter Salutes Iraqi Forces, Announces 560 U.S. Troops to Deploy to Iraq
Obama: U.S. Commitment to European Security is Unwavering in Pivotal Time for NATO
International Court to Decide Sovereignty Issue in South China Sea
La SPA 75 est centenaire !
U.S. to Deploy THAAD Missile Battery to South Korea
Maintien en condition des matériels : reprendre l’initiative
La veste « léopard », premier uniforme militaire de camouflage
Océan Indien 2016 : Opérations & Coopération
Truman Transits Strait of Gibraltar
Navy Unveils National Museum of the American Sailor
New Navy, Old Tar
Marcel Dassault parrain de la nouvelle promotion d’officiers de l’École de l’Air
RIMPAC 2016 : Ravitaillement à la mer pour le Prairial avant l’arrivée à Hawaii
Bataille de la Somme, l’oubliée
U.S., Iceland Sign Security Cooperation Agreement
Cléopatra : la frégate Jean Bart entre dans l’histoire du BPC Gamal Abdel Nasser
Surveiller l’espace maritime français aussi par satellite
America's Navy-Marine Corps Team Fuse for RIMPAC 2016
Stratégie France : Plaidoyer pour une véritable coopération franco-allemande
La lumière du Droit rayonne au bout du chemin

Directeur de la publication : Joël-François Dumont
Comité de rédaction : Jacques de Lestapis, Hugues Dumont, François de Vries (Bruxelles), Hans-Ulrich Helfer (Suisse), Michael Hellerforth (Allemagne).
Comité militaire : VAE Guy Labouérie (†), GAA François Mermet (2S), CF Patrice Théry (Asie).