Smarhon: Kanstantsin Ulasevich hopes for Supreme Court

2008 2008-09-09T20:59:58+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 8 September Mikalai Ulasevich appealed to the Supreme Court against his non-registration as a candidate for the parliament.

A candidate of the United Civil Party Ulasevich was denied registration by Smarhon constituency electoral commission #59 because of incorrect information in his income and assets declarations. The electoral commission accused Ulasevich of having not mentioned in the declaration a house in the village of Varniany that allegedly belonged to him, and a subsidy that had been received him from the Fund of social defense for organization of business activities.

In fact, Ulasevich does not own any house in the village of Varniany. He also doesn’t consider the received subsidy as income, but as a social benefit received by him as an unemployed and not liable to any taxation.

On 29 August Mikalai Ulasevich appealed against the non-registration to the Central electoral commission and on 4 September one of the reasons for non-registration was abolished. The CEC dismissed as groundless the statements that the Ulasevichs owned a house in Varniany. The subsidy, however, is still considered as an unregistered income.

If the Supreme Court does not take Ulasevich’s side, the result is predictable. His rival, Tatsiana Holubeva, will win at this electoral constituency. It will be already the third term in the parliament for her.

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