As part of the International Observation Mission from the Commonwealth of Independent States, representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization take part in monitoring the preparation and progress of voting in the republican referendum on amendments and additions to the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus.
Representatives of the CIS Mission have been monitoring the referendum since February 1; on February 24–25, international observers visited several territorial and precinct referendum commissions, particularly in the city of Minsk and in the Minsk oblast, as well as other regions of the Republic of Belarus, where they studied the progress of early voting.
On February 24, Ilkhom Nematov, head of the Mission of International Observers from the Commonwealth of Independent States, deputy Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee and CIS Executive Secretary, met with Igor Karpenko, Chairman of the Central Commission of the Republic of Belarus for Elections and National Referenda.
According to the website of the Central Commission of the Republic of Belarus for Elections and National Referenda, Igor Karpenko informed the head of the CIS Mission about the activities in preparation for the republican referendum, the progress in early voting that started on February 22 and the observers accredited by the Central Commission and the territorial commissions to monitor the referendum.
In turn, Ilkhom Nematov informed about the work done by the CIS international observers during the monitoring of the preparation and progress of the early voting and also thanked the Central Commission for the support provided to the CIS Observation Mission in its work.
As you may recall, CSTO PA representatives have been observing the republican referendum on amendments and additions to the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus.