Election Observers to Belarus

The Swedish Government has decided to send election observers to Belarus for the presidential election on the 19th of March.

The Swedish election observers will be members of the OSCE (Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe) delegation totalling 440 observers.

According to Minister for International Development Cooperation Carin Jämtin, ”There is no sign of movement towards a break in the negative trend for democracy and human rights in Belarus.”

Jämtin added that ”We intend this Swedish contribution to provide support for democratic development in the country.”