Paul Govbl: It seems that no one but Lukashenko have already gone

Society We continue our series of interviews with scholars, political scientists and policy-makers from Europe and America, to which Belarus has been in the past or continue to remain the object of professional interest and attention. This interview was recorded December 8, 2010.

Paul Govbl (Paul Goble) — American political scientist and analyst, an expert on national issues of the former Soviet Union and the former Soviet Union. Was the publisher of the American four-volume study on ethnic problems of the Soviet Union. He worked, among other things, adviser to Secretary of State James Baker in the administration of

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Sheremet: Election demonstrates the weakness of both the opposition and Lukashenka

Society This is a famous Russian-Belarusian journalist, political editor of the Moscow magazine "Ogonek" Sheremet said in an interview with the Russian service of the corporation, "Voice of America", which on the eve of elections on December 19 conducts a series of interviews with candidates for the post of head of state, as well as the well-known political and community leaders.

Answering the question of an American journalist on how he evaluates the strategy of the Belarusian opposition to nominate a single candidate, and to campaign on a broad front, Pavel Sheremet said:

"These elections are a testimony to

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The ruling coalition of the Bundestag requires fair elections in Belarus

Society German coalition of the CDU / CSU and the Free Democrats urge the Belarusian authorities to respect democratic procedures during the presidential elections on 19 December. As the saying goes as adopted on December 16 statement to the Bundestag, the election must comply with the principles of the rule of law. The electoral fight of all applicants must be conducted without interference all candidates and the parties should have equal access to the media. Also, all the opposition parties should have adequate representation in the electoral commissions. The statement stressed that every citizen of Belarus should can free and

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General spoke on the steps of the Grodno Philharmonic

Society Statkevich wanted to perform in Grodno at the Philharmonic, where he met with voters, presidential candidates Vitaly Rymashevski and Andrei Sannikov, who collected a full house. But Mr. Statkevich had to speak with the porch Philharmonic.

By Grodno also asked the presidential candidate Dmitry Uss and trustees of the other two candidates. Listen to them were about 150 people. Meanwhile, the authorities have proposed to the meeting room in the school proftehnicheskim and even buses to bring back visitors.

Statkevich"Thank you for coming to see us, even though it takes place in an uncomfortable situation, it's cold.

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I tried to take Boris Khamaida Poster

Society Vitebsk opposition leader said that in the afternoon he was attacked by three well-dressed woman. Furious mistress wanted to wrest from him the order and damaged the banner "Boycott Elections dictatorship."

This poster is to Boris Khamaida so-calledat the "blue house" — the house number 28 on Lenin Street — for the second week. And to deal with the aggressive attitude of citizens, he had more than once.

According to the opposition, the closer to the election, the more neurotic cases in the sample: one forcibly driven to vote early, forcing others to vote only for incumbent, others do

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Campaign for Fair Elections complain to CEC

Society The campaign "For Fair Elections" summed up the observations for the first two days of early voting. Coordinators of the company told reporters on a number of violations of the electoral law, seen by observers as well as the direction of two complaints to the Central Election Commission and the OSCE ODIHR mission. The campaign "For Fair Elections" conducting surveillance on 250 sites in 43 communities across the country. Campaign Coordinator Sergei Kalyakin noted that if the register of independent observers was simply that during their direct work raises a number of problems:

"For example, on a plot number

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Ahrens: Evaluation of the election depends on how the ballots will be counted

Society This opinion was three days before the end of voting in the presidential election expressed Geert Ahrens — Head of the Mission Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, which works in Belarus. Ahrens today gave an exclusive interview with "Freedom."

Vladimir Glod

Vladimir Glod: You are the third time in a row to lead the Mission Office in Belarus. The first time was in the presidential elections in 2006, the second — in the parliamentary in 2008. And so now there is reason to ask whether anything has changed this year compared with the previous election

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Were the elections fair, no one would go to hold a meeting

Society Our listener called to give advice to people who go to the October Square on December 19, as not to slip on the ice. City officials a week ago expanded area rink, taking ice almost the entire territory of the October Square.

"Good evening, I would like to advice for those who will go to Area-19. In order not to slip on the ice around the Christmas tree, you need to prepare yourself small bags of sand, put in your pocket so it was possible to sprinkle themselves at his feet, for stability. It's a simple tip from

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Yes, there is someone or shoot still be president Alexander Lukashenko …

Society Mr."Everyone knows that these voices are not taken into account, rather, they will benefit from our government — everyone knows about it."

His friend"I agree with Gena — in order to falsify the election results."

Mr."You know that the objective thought. There are no special control, and therefore can vote the way you want the president. A president who you know yourself to be … . "

Girl"In order to know in advance the results and then astsyarozhnenka substitute ballots of those who voted against all those who need it."

Her friend"Yes, not only those

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Tereshchenko: President — a man who will go to extremes

Society Today, most of the candidates for president held meetings with voters: Yaroslav Romanchuk — Slonim, Statkevich — Zhlobin, Victor Rimashevskij — in Mogilev, Nyaklyayeu — in Gomel, Gregory Kastusyou and Andrei Sannikov — in Minsk. Victor Tereshchenko at a press conference in Minsk made a number of high-profile statements.

Victor Tereshchenko said, no matter who wins the election, he is ready to be "an employee for the sake of the stabilization program of the Belarusian ruble." He noted that otherwise expected "third Belarusian ruble was devalued, default, bankruptcy of the state." Mr. Tereshchenko said he had not received

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