Updated at 16:11,02-12-2016

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

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.