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UDF Invites Opposition Forces to Hold Talks about Further Participation in Local Elections

16-03-2010, 14:09

The United Democratic Forces (UDF) has invited other opposition forces to hold talks about further participation in the local elections.

Under discussion, among other issues, would be a possible withdrawal from the elections, Anatol Lyabedzka, leader of the United Civic Party who co-chairs the UDF, told BelaPAN on Monday following the coalition's board meeting.

"With almost none of our representatives included in election commissions of different levels, the elections increasingly resemble a farce," Mr. Lyabedzka said. "But to make a difference, the decision of pro-democratic forces should be supported by the largest possible number of organizations."

Only 100 of the 912 representatives of UDF member organizations were included in precinct election commissions.