Orsha UCP candidate quits election
Aliaksei Tsikhanenkau, United Civil Party activist, will not be running for the Vitsebsk Regional Council, says the official statement submitted by the ex-candidate to the constituency election commission #32. The statement names lack of opportunities to exercise control over the transparency of the elections and the recent decision by the UCP as main reasons for the withdrawal.
A few days before another local opposition candidate Kastus Antashkevich, activist of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party ‘Narodnaya Hramada’, who was running for the Orsha Town Council, officially withdrew his candidacy due to harassment by his employer at Vitsebsk regional TV center.
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