Hrodna region: part of pro-dem activists not registered
The city of Hrodna
14 out of 30 constituencies will be non-alternative, with a total of 55 candidates registered.
Dzmitry Slutski, the UCP Hrodna city office chair, was refused registration due to an error in his income declaration.
Other opposition activists who were refused registration as candidates include two members of the ‘Just World’ party.
A UCP activist Kiryl Semianchuk was refused registration due to a clerical error by his campaign teams members while collecting signatures.
A Belarusian Christian Democracy activist Zmitser Kukhlei was not registered as a candidate for the Hrodna Region Council after the local election commission found 8 signatures collected by his campaign team fake, but at the same time he will be able to run for the Masty District Council.
UCP activists Mikola Ulasevich and Ivan Kruk were registered as candidates for the Hrodna Regional Council. At the same time, the two activist, together with Uladzimir Hrazhul and Liudmila Sushko, were refused registration as candidates for the Astravets District Council. The activists say they are likely to appeal the refusals.
5 out of 9 pro-democratic activists were registered as candidates for the district council: Mikhail Miskevich, Paval Sevastsian, Albert Hlinnik, Ivan Sheha and Viktar Marchyk.
Pro-democratic civil and political activists will not run in as many as 9 districts of Hrodna region.
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