Or expedient boycott?

Ph.D. Vyacheslav Orgish remembers that eight years ago, most of the opposition boycotted the parliamentary elections:

Boycott itself for itself hardly makes sense

"While the boycott would only make sense in this case, if the democratic forces aggressively raised the question of democratization of the electoral process. But then a question bluntly — boycott all. And as I remember, then only the" People’s Hulk ", headed by Nikolai Statkevich, participated in the election campaign. During that of other democratic parties, which did not participate in the election, received strong obstruction. At that time it was necessary to more flexible approach this issue . "
Orgish political scientist believes that in This year opposition does not all true:
"The boycott itself for itself hardly makes sense, because the political forces, political parties, political organizations should participate in the political process. Even if it is not defined democracy and justice.
But political forces must show government conditions: correction of the Electoral Code and democratization in general selection criteria. And only in the event of failure by the authorities the main requirements, can the question of the boycott.
And what do we have today? Political parties have already announced its own participation in the parliamentary elections. And they began to argue about the injustice of the elections that took place in Belarus and to be held in the autumn. And in my opinion, before the claim to participate in the elections, needed seek their democratization. And to accept a role in the elections only in cases where their own criteria. "
Political analyst Vladimir Nistuk mentions experience boycott elections to the House of Representatives in 2000

Why engage in politics, if not engaged in legitimate political campaigns

"Then all those who participated in the elections, branded as traitors, were that they played together with the authorities. But later the same people who boycotted the elections, you recognized that this was not quite a real step, very unprofitable for a common cause . "
Sovereign Nistuk explains why this year, in his opinion, it is impossible to repeat the same mistake:
"Voters understand that if people participate in elections, even incomprehensible based on beliefs of democracy, they go to them, meet with them, heed. Necessary to listen to the voters, that so at least know the pulse of contemporary life.
In-2, if it is to include Belarus aggressively Our homeland, the United States, rather aggressively — Europe, the authorities will take positive steps to today’s elections took place more democratic than the past. People are deprived of social benefits, they behold the like grow the prices of commodities … And they expect answers to the questions: Why is this happening? And will be very bad if the answers will give only one side.
And why then do politics, if not engaged in lawful political campaigns and not to participate in them? It is an initiative with the virtual policy. A real need to engage. "

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