02:40 GMT24 September 2020
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    A Commonwealth of Independent States observer mission praised the transparency of the parliamentary elections in Belarus.

    MINSK (Sputnik) – A Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) mission declared the parliamentary vote in Belarus to be open and transparent, CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev said Monday.

    “The CIS observers believe that, unlike the previous elections, these elections are more open, more democratic, more transparent and better organized,” Lebedev told reporters.

    The CIS is a regional organization formed during the breakup of the Soviet Union, whose participating countries include Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

    A total of 101 lawmakers were elected to the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus on Sunday out of 484 candidates in a majority voting system.

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