‘Administrative itch’ of Orsha officials
Orsha town executive committee passed an unprecedented decision on the authorized canvassing locations in the town, specifying separate sites for each of the 30 constituencies.
According to the local leaders of pro-democratic political parties, the decision is ‘an administrative itch’ of the town authorities, obsessed with controlling each and every turn of the electoral campaign. It would have been more logical to determine a general list of canvassing locations, allowing the candidates and their campaign teams to choose among the options.
Besides, the decision abounds in mistakes, e.g. it names the non-existent Lenin Square as one of the authorized canvassing locations and omits opportunities for candidates running for the Vitsebsk regional council.
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