Mahiliou: unused ballots began to be counted half-hour before end of voting

2010 2010-04-25T20:36:19+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The members of the election commission at Mahiliou’s polling station #59 began to count the unused ballots half an hour before the official end of voting, says Zmitser Salauyou, leader of the BPF ‘Adradzhennie’ city office.

‘I came up to the observers, who were watching the progress of voting at the polling station and told them that I had seen votes being counted, and asked them to record that. They only looked at me in wide-eyed astonishment,’ says the politician.

Mr. Salauyou says the observers must have represented the pro-state organizations, since they knew nothing about the election procedures.

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