Vitsebsk: calls for early voting

2008 2008-09-05T20:04:37+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 4 September a state newspaper Narodnaye Slova, founded by Vitsebsk oblast soviet of deputies and Vitsebsk oblast executive committee, called on the electorate to vote early, from 23to 27 September.

Another regional newspaper, Vitsebski Rabochy, founded by Vitsebsk oblast executive committee, also called for early voting in its 102nd issue on 4 September.

The regional radio calls for early voting without giving any reasons, the campaign Human Rights Activists for Free Election reports.

On 2 September calls for early voting could be heard at an enlarged sitting of the veterans of the region, pro-presidential associations of the Communist Party of Belarus, the ‘state NGOs’ Belaya Rus and Belarusian Republican Youth Union (BRSM), trade unions, the association of former minor prisoners and the Belarusian Peace Foundation. It is a broad layer of electorate, veterans alone amount to 350.000 in the region.