Free parliamentary elections will help Belarus make progress in relations with EU
Holding free and fair parliamentary elections will help Belarus make progress in relations with the European Union and international community on the whole, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Belarus Mireille Musso said at a press conference dedicated to France's EU presidency and the national holiday of the country on July 10.
If the election campaign is held in the way the Belarusian authorities have repeatedly stated, that is open and transparent, then we will be able to gain new dynamics in the EU-Belarus dialogue, the diplomat said. "I would like to see this happen during France's presidency," she added. The Ambassador added that not only the voting day but also the entire election campaign were important in this respect, reported Belta.
According to the diplomat, the main criteria in assessing the election campaign in Belarus will be providing equal registration opportunities of all candidates, equal access to the media, preventing abuse of "administrative resources", including representatives of various political parties in election commissions.