Elections boycotted in Smarhon

2008 2008-09-22T10:36:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

When opposition candidates were not registered in Smarhon district # 59, local activists began the campaign for boycotting the election.

Let us  remind the readers, the district commission refused to register UCP candidate Mikalai Ulasevich and BSDP (H) activist Iryna Veshtard. The election will be uncontested in the district: the only candidate, and, no doubt, the future “people’s representative” will be the incumbent MP, pro-governmental communist Tatsiana Holubeva.

 

Smarhon and Astravets activists distribute leaflets titled "Voice", which talk about the unfairness of the election and pressure on the democratic candidates. The leaflet urges the voters not to go to the polls not only during early voting but also on the election day.

 

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