"I will hold this post in a degree the head of state will require," said the head of the Belarusian electoral commission, restricted to travel abroad.
Lidziya Yarmoshyna expressed this opinion in an interview to Euroradio commenting on announcement of the date of the elections to the Local Councils – April 25, 2010. The appropriate decree was signed by Alyaksandr Lukashenka yesterday.
Responding to the notice that results of all elections held by Yarmoshyna were recognized falsified by the international community, the CEC head said:
"I am just an appointed scapegoat. I do not listen to these remarks. I am sure everything was hottest and fair... They accuse me, but they know well that Yarmoshyna doesn’t count votes. She just record and announce the results. I personally cannot falsify anything... I am a member of the current head of state’s team. A member team cannot take independent decisions on how long he or she will remain on the post. I will hold this post in a degree the head of state will require," Yarmoshyna said.
As charter97.org has reported earlier, all electoral campaigns in Belarus held since 1996 are recognized unfree and unfair by the international community. On this assumption, Lukashenka is not considered legitimate since 1999. Nevertheless, as the result of the 2004 referendum unrecognized by the international community, he authorised himself to be re-elected an unlimited number of times. CEC head Lidziya Yarmoshyna has been put on the list of restricted to enter the EU countries and US for rigging the results of elections and referendums.