Baranavichy: reliability proved by time
On 1 February the first sitting of the Baranavichy city election commission took place. Siarhei Housha came to it as an observer from the Belarusian Language Society. Yury Shastsiarniou, former army officer who used to head election commissions during earlier elections, was unanimously elected Chairperson of the commission. At present Yury Shastsiarniou is Deputy Chairperson of the TV Company Intex. Tatsiana Zhytko, Chairpersons of the ideological department of the Baranavichy city executive committee and constant member of election commissions, was elected his deputy. By the way, she was nominated to the commission by the trade union of workers of state organs. Almost a half of members of the commission are pensioners. One of them, Ivan Dzehilevich, is 83.
Bear in mind that Tatsiana Malashchanka and Aliaksei Marozau, activists of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Party were nominated to the commission by collection of signatures; Viktar Syrytsa was nominated from the For Freedom movement and entrepreneur Mikalai Padhaiski was nominated by the Baranavichy council of the Baranavichy organization of the Belarusian Language Society. However, none of these democratic activists were included in the commission.
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