Political Affairs and Democracy


Belarus: satisfaction at registration of opposition movement

“I wish to congratulate the activists of the Tell the Truth opposition movement for their perseverance and their engagement in the political life of Belarus”, said Andrea Rigoni, rapporteur on the situation in Belarus. More

Rapporteur surprised by the resignation of the Chair of the Tunisian electoral body

As rapporteur on the political transition in Tunisia, I was surprised at the resignations of Chafik Sarsar, Chair of the Independent Supreme Electoral Authority (ISIE), and of the Vice-Chair, George Loucaides said today. More

Rapporteurs condemn execution of Siarhei Vostrykau in Belarus

Andrea Rigoni, PACE rapporteur on the situation in Belarus and Yves Cruchten, General Rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty, strongly condemn execution of Siarhei Vostrykau in Belarus. More

Tunisia: Europe must give its full support in order to maintain the country’s stability

The committee has called on member States of the Council of Europe and the EU to take all appropriate measures in order to maintain stability and contribute to Tunisia’s transition to democracy. More

Partnership for democracy with Jordan’s Parliament: rapporteur makes evaluation visit to Amman

Josette Durrieu, rapporteur on “The evaluation of the Partnership for democracy in respect of the Parliament of Jordan”, started a three-day visit to Amman. She will meet, in particular, the Prime Minister and the Speakers of both Chambers of Parliament. More

PACE-Belarus: a positive trend undermined by the recent escalation of violence

The committee has deeply regretted that a positive trend of greater international openness and dialogue between Belarus and the Assembly has been undermined by the recent escalation of violence against peaceful protesters. More