CEC sees no violations of electoral laws in Mahiliou region

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Seven opposition candidates, including representatives of the United Civic Party Mikalai Rasiuk, Yury Novikau and Siarhei Niarouny, members of the Freedom and Progress Party Aliaksandr Silkou and Yury Stukalau, as well as independent candidates Larysa Shukaila and Tamara Maskaliova, who were running for the local councils of Mahiliou region, received replies to their appeals against alleged electoral violations, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports.

The former candidates urged the Mahiliou Regional Election Commission to declare the election results invalid, since the candidates were deprived of any opportunities to maintain efficient campaigning. Apart from that, they argued that the vote counting was not transparent and the official results did not coincide with the data provided by independent observers. Their appeals were replied by constituency commissions, who found the claims groundless.

Yury Stukalau appealed violations at the Central Election Commission. The official reply signed by the CEC chair Lidzia Yarmoshyna argues that the appeal failed to be submitted in due time and therefore was not considered at all.

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