The presidential elections in Belarus on 19 December 2010 were unfair and many irregularities took place according to the OSCE observer mission: the incumbent president had 90% of air-time on national television, the central electoral commission lacks impartiality and there is a lack of safeguards to ensure the integrity of early voting and the vote count.
Since gaining independence in 1994 no free and fair elections have been held in Belarus and the current regime has shown that it does not intend to ever hold any. The day after the elections several candidates were imprisoned. Journalists were also harassed and imprisoned as well as human rights activists.
To ask the Committee of Ministers: