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United States condemned parliamentary and local elections in Belarus

United States condemned parliamentary and local elections in Belarus Photo: The USA condemned the parliamentary and local elections in Belarus (GettyImages)

A spokesperson for the US Department of State, Matthew Miller, stated that the elections in Belarus took place with violations, according to the department's Twitter (X) page.

Miller stated that the Belarusian authorities abused the elections, rendering them undemocratic.

"All independent political parties were denied registration. Belarusians abroad could vote only if they returned to Minsk, where they would have likely faced reprisals. These abuses have effectively frozen genuine political activities and discourse inside Belarus," the statement said.

According to Miller, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) was unable to observe the elections.

"The United States recognizes the strength, resilience, and courage of Belarus’s civil society and democratic movement, which demand a voice in determining their country’s future. The United States again calls on the Lukashenka regime to end its crackdown, release all political prisoners, and open dialogue with its political opponents. The Belarusian people deserve better," the document emphasizes.

Earlier, we reported that the leader of the Belarusian regime, Alexander Lukashenko, announced that he would run for the presidency of Belarus again.