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Urgent need for electoral reform in Belarus

Reply to Recommendation | Doc. 15527 | 11 May 2022

Committee of Ministers
Adopted at the 1433rd meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies (4 May 2022). 2022 - May Standing Committee
Reply to Recommendation
: Recommendation 2200 (2021)
1. The Committee of Ministers has examined Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 2200 (2021) “Urgent need for electoral reform in Belarus”, which it has transmitted to the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) and the European Committee on Democracy and Governance (CDDG) for information and possible comments.
2. The Committee recalls that, on 17 March 2022, due to the active participation of Belarus in the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, it decided to suspend relations between the Council of Europe and this country under the terms agreed in its decision CM/Del/Dec(2022)1429/2.5.
3. The Committee of Ministers will re-examine the recommendations made by the Parliamentary Assembly in its Recommendation 2200 (2021) when it considers that the conditions for re-establishing relations with Belarus are met.