Vitsebsk oblast: 12 representatives of opposition parties included in precinct commissions

2010 2010-03-16T02:07:36+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

According to information of the Vitsebsk oblast executive committee, 923 precinct commissions comprising 11,287 persons were formed in the oblast. 375 (3.3%) of them are state officers, 1,430 (12.7%) are younger than 30 and 7,646 (67.7%) are women. There are no citizens of the Russian Federation among members of the commissions.

2,908 (25.7%) of the commission members were nominated by working collectives, 3,947 (35%) - through collection of electors’ signatures and 4,432 (39.3%) – by civil associations (including 124 (1.1%) by political parties).

Out of these 124 persons:
2 (0.02%) were nominated by the Belarusian Agrarian Party,
10 (0.09%) – by the Belarusian Party of Leftists Fair World,
1 (0.01%) – by the Belarusian Social Democratic Party Hramada,
98 (0.9%) – by the Communist Party of Belarus,
12 (0.1%) – by the Republican Party of Labor and Justice,
1 (0.01%) – by the United Civil Party.

Judging by these data, the representation of political parties in precinct election commissions is virtual. At the same time, pro-governmental civil associations have a wide representation in the precinct commissions of the Vitsebsk oblast 4,308 (38.2%):

403 (3.6%) represent Belarys Rus,
644 (5.7%) – the Belarusian Republican Youth Union (BRSM),
502 (4.5%) – the Belarusian Union of Women,
500 (4.4%) – the Belarusian Civil Association of Veterans,
1,832 (16.2%) – the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus,
227 (2%) – the Belarusian association of Red Cross,
87 (0.8%) – the Belarusian Peace Foundation,
33 (0.3%) – the Belarusian Union of Veterans of the war in Afghanistan),
12 (0.1%) – other civil associations.

Democratic civil associations have just 9 representatives at the commissions:
1 (0.01%) – the Vitsebsk civil association Self-government and Society,
8 (0.007%) – the civil association of large families of the Verkhniadzvinsk district Family.

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