Oct 1, 2008

"Most of all you've got to hide it from the [OSCE]"

This has to be just about the best Belarus story since Gay Pride Day in Minsk.

Last week, we noted a curious statement out of Belarus signaling that El Presidente Lukashenko just wanted to be accepted by the West. Better yet, he wanted international recognition of the country's parliamentary elections.

So how does one go about impressing the OSCE who is monitoring said election? Why you rig the vote in open view of international monitors...of course.

According to the OSCE, "The [vote] count was assessed as bad or very bad in 48 per cent of polling stations visited. Where access was possible, several cases of deliberate falsification of results were observed."

No comments: