Three candidates of the United democratic forces withdraw from election

2008 2008-09-02T19:55:42+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The head of the Homel oblast organization of the United Civil Party Vasil Palyakou and Homel UCP activist Leanid Sudalenka refused to run in the parliamentary election.

A member of the Belarusian Popular Front Valer Putsitski, who runs at Rechytsa constituency, said he would also withdraw from the election after the local state newspaper published his speech.

On 1 September they addressed the constituency election commissions with the appropriate statements.

The Belarusian Popular Front and the organizing committee of the Belarusian Christian Democracy announce they would withdraw their candidates till 23 September. Democratic candidates withdrew from the ‘election’ in the Homel Region.

It should be reminded that the Political Council of the United democratic forces decided to consider an issue on withdrawal from the election campaign on 21 September.

‘The parties laid down the conditions, the key one being including of our representatives into election commissions. These conditions weren’t fulfilled. So, as we promised, we refuse to run in the campaign and eliminate our candidatures,’ Vasil Paliakou told in an interview to

He emphasized that the democratic candidates have run in the so called parliamentary election as a political campaign and go on running.

‘There are different forms of running in the election and political campaign’, Vasil Paliakou noted. ‘We will explain to the electorate why we have withdrawn, why this ‘election’ is not true and why people shouldn’t go to polls.’