Mahiliou regional commission reverses decision by city commission and registers two candidates
On 29 March the Mahiliou Regional Election Commission considered the claims by two nominees who had earlier been refused registration by the city’s commission. The Commission found that the grounds for refusals were insufficient and registered Uladzimir Tsiareshchanka and Volha Aleshka.
The BPF observer Barys Bukhel who attended the meeting of the Commission stresses the low level of competence of the commissioners, including its head Aliaksandr Zalatukhin. ‘The Commission members made a number elementary mistakes and showed their incompetence. Meanwhile, they failed to include any of the pro-democratic representatives on the commission, referring to the lack of experience of work on the election commission,’ says the observer.
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