The center is meant for reporters and international observers. At the center they will be able to get up-to-date information about the course of voting and preliminary results.
The press center will be located in the Small Hall of the Palace of the Republic where the CEC administration will regularly update the media and international observers on the election campaign. The information center will host press conferences of sociologists, political analysts, and foreign MPs who will speak about the situation in the country, preparation and conduct of the election, Nikolai Lozovik said.
“We plan to provide all-round information to international observers. If they wish, they will be able to learn about various aspects of the country’s life by attending press conferences of specialists,” the CEC Secretary said. He added that European countries usually do not hold such additional events for mass media and observers.
The information center will work on the polling day, 23 September, and the first half of the following day. “The CEC will give a final press conference on 24 September. International observation missions will also be able to review the results of the parliamentary election campaign in Belarus,” Nikolai Lozovik added.
Talking about the physical infrastructure of the information center, Nikolai Lozovik said that there is no need to purchase additional equipment. “The Palace of the Republic is so well-equipped that we will not even be able to take advantage of all its technical capacities,” he emphasized.