Baranavichy city executive committee doesn't hurry to change its decision on determining places for agitation
On 10 March, observer Siarhei Housha lodged claims with the Baranavichy prosecutor and the chairperson of the Baranavichy city police department. He states that on 17 February he addressed the procuracy concerning the incompatibility of decision of #379 of 12 February 2010 of the Baranavichy city executive committee concerning the determination of the places for agitation during the elections to the local Soviets of Deputies. On 18 February 2010 the procuracy officially informed Mr. Housha that his address was forwarded to the chairperson of the Baranavichy city executive committee. On 4 March V.Lazitski, Deputy Chairperson of the Baranavichy CEC, stated that the decision would be amended at the nearest sitting of the executive committee.
In his address Mr. Housha draws the attention of the procurator and the head of the Baranavichy city police department to violation of Article 49.1 of the Election Code, which determines the terms for considering applications during elections: '3 days, and the applications that contain information that needs to be checked must be considered within ten days since the day of application'. Mr. Housha points that 20 days have passed already, whereas the decision still hasn’t been taken and a substantial answer hasn't been given to him.
Being guided by the aforementioned facts, Siarhei Housha asks the chairperson of the Baranavichy city police department to draw the duty officials to the legal account and the prosecutor – to take measures of prosecutorial reaction and ensure the implementation of the Election Code during the election campaign.
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