2/3 of Vitsebsk constituencies non-alternative
Just like in the 2007 local council elections, the Vitsebsk City Council seats will be claimed by heads of state enterprises and opposition party members. It is only in the constituencies with pro-democratic candidates, where the elections will be alternative – out of 40 city’s constituencies only 12 will be competed by more than one candidate.
Most of the pro-state candidates are heads or vice-heads of local government enterprises.
The pro-democratic forces are represented by members of the Belarusian Christian Democracy, the Belarusian Leftist Party ‘Just World’ and the United Civic Party.
‘Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections’