Verkhniadzvinsk: number of invalid ballots reaches record figure

2010 2010-04-26T01:43:35+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The results of vote counting in the town of Verkhniadzvinsk turned out to be rather strange. A huge number of ‘spoilt ballots’ were found at the polling stations with candidates representing the Belarusian Social Democratic Party ‘Hramada’ – up to 120 per station.

‘I was especially surprised by the figures announced as a result of ‘home vote’. The old and sick people would never vote against all. They would always choose someone. Now, there are two votes for one candidate, 4 votes for another, and 15 – against all. To me, as a person with huge experience of election observation, such figures seem very suspicious. The same applies to the unreasonably high amount of invalid and spoilt ballots – up to 120 per polling station,’ says the party’s representative Ms. Valiantsina Kudlatskaya.

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