According to UCP leader Anatol Liabedzka, the initiators of a campaign for introducing changes to the Belarusian electoral legislation do not have a place to hold a constituent assembly.
‘We have over 800 persons in the group. We have addressed 12 Minsk conference halls and have so far received 6 replies – all of them were negative,’ said Mr.Liabedzka.
The constituent assembly is due to be held on 25 January. Under the existing legislation, one cannot collect signatures until the initiative group is registered by the Central Electoral Commission. At the same time, a constituent assembly should be held before any application can be lodged with the CEC.