Minsk: candidate addresses election commission in connection with early agitation by her rival

2010 2010-04-02T21:26:19+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The dweller of Minsk Tamara Siarhei addressed the Minsk city election commission with the requirement to consider on the merits of her complaint of 15 March against canvassing for candidate Uladzimir Halaburda ahead of time.

The woman is dissatisfied with the decision of the Savetski district election commission of Minsk, according to which ‘there are no reasons for taking measures of reaction towards Uladzimir Halaburda’.

Tamara is sure that the free distribution of the Minskiy Kuryer newspaper featuring an interview with Halaburda together with the leaflets calling to vote for him was a simultaneous planned action, which was ignored by the Savetski district election commission.

’I disagree with the decision of the election commission as it didn’t check the facts that were set forth in my statement of 15 March,’ said Tamara Siarhei. ‘Moreover, the decision was taken on the basis of the information that was received from the interested sides: members of the initiative group of Uladzimir Halaburda, his explanatory note of 15 March and information of the information agency Minsk-Naviny that the distribution of the newspaper was a part of its promotion campaign.’

In her address to the Minsk territorial election commission, Tamara Siarhei asks to check the facts that are set forth in her complaint of 15 March and invite her to the sitting of the commission at which this problem will be considered.

’At present, member of the Savetski district election commission evade from solving this issue,’ pointed Tamara Siarhei. ‘Having studied the materials of the check-up, I see that the facts that are depicted in my complaint have been considered by the interested sides only. That’s why I insist on further consideration of this case and taking of adequate measures of reaction.’

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