Minsk: Canvassing for ‘loyal’ candidate inside voting booth

2010 2010-04-25T16:51:43+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/uzor_biulietenia.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The polling stations of Minsk’s Chyhunachnaya constituency #20 prompt the ‘right’ choice to voters by transparent hinting. The ballot box samples have invented names of candidates, which, nonetheless, very much resemble the candidates’ real names. For instance, one of the sample ballots ‘recommends’ voting for Viktar Siarheyevich Shyrlau – whose name is so much alike the unaffiliated candidate holding a high post in the railway department Ihar Siarheyevich Shylau.

‘Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections’