“Work of Central Electoral Commission Begins Chaotically”
When the Parliamentary election was appointed, the Central Commission on holding of elections and republican referenda started its work. It has already adopted three rulings concerning the election to the Chamber of Representatives that is to take place on 17 October 2004. Ruling No. 19 explained the order of nomination of candidates to deputy positions from political parties. Another ruling defined the order of nomination of observers to sittings of electoral commissions and polling stations.
-- The work of the Central Electoral Commission begins chaotically, -- said the lawyer of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” Valiantsin Stefanovich. – It is quite strange that the commission has adopted the ruling about the order of nomination of observers, but still hasn’t issued any rulings with explanations concerning nomination of representatives to circuit electoral commissions by political parties and public associations. According to the calendar of the electoral campaign, one of its first stages is establishment of circuit electoral commissions. That’s why representatives of political parties and public associations that would like to have their representatives in circuit polling stations need to know the order of their nomination and the way the appropriate documents are to be composed. Untimely issue of this ruling can create many difficulties for nomination of representatives to circuit commissions from political parties and public organizations.
I should also point out that CEC still hasn’t adopted the calendar of the electoral process, despite of its being the primary document that is necessary for all participants of the electoral process.