21 January 2018, Sunday, 13:49

Yarmoshyna awarded for “strengthening democracy”


The Praesidium of the “council of the republic” adopted the appropriate decree on January 14.

The chairwomen of the Belarusian Central Election Commission (CIS) was awarded with a diploma of the “national assembly” for “her service to the development of legislation, strengthening democracy and activity to secure civil rights and liberties”.

The appropriate decree is expected to be approved by the “house of representatives”, Euroradio reports.

None elections in Belarus have been recognised by the international community since 1996. CIS head Yarmoshyna was banned from visiting the EU and the US in 2004 for electoral frauds. Travel restrictions were also imposed on almost 200 Belarusian officials in 2010.