Orsha: official violating election legislation elected deputy chairman of election commission
On July 16th Orsha city district election commission held a meeting. It had organizational issues on the agenda. Natallia Zakharankava was elected chairperson of the commission. Zakharankava is an executive officer of Orsha city executive committee. Aleh Kazlou, head of the city executive committee’s sports department, was elected her deputy.
Kazlou used to be chairman of district and city election commissions in Orsha in 1990-2006. He was known for systematic violations of the election legislation. In 2004 the Central Election Committee several times cancelled the illegal decisions made by commissions headed by Kazlou. Orsha prosecutor’s office even gave him a warning about violation of the Election Code in 2004. Nevertheless, this year he has been elected deputy chair of the district commission.
On July 17th the first observer was registered at election commission # 26 – the BHC representative Siarhei Trafimau.
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