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OSCE Meets With Belarusian Opposition, Officials In Minsk

Janez Lenarcic in Minsk
Janez Lenarcic in Minsk
MINSK -- The chairman of the OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) has met with leading Belarusian opposition activists in Minsk.

Janez Lenarcic and the activists discussed possible amendments to the Belarusian election law.

The issue was also the subject of talks on January 22 between the ODIHR delegation and Belarusian officials.

Anatol Lyabedka, the leader of the opposition United Civic Party, told RFE/RL's Belarus Service that the meeting with Lenarcic was "constructive, concrete, and professional."

Lenarcic said the Belarusian officials looked eager to introduce changes to the election code, but added that the process might be slow and drawn out.