Orsha town election commission doesn’t announce number of signatures passed for each candidate

2010 2010-11-01T21:42:02+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Until now, it is impossible to find how many signatures in support of each candidate for president were passed to the Orsha town election commission.

The acts about the number of signatures that aren’t subject to verification were composed at the commission sitting on Saturday 30 October, which lasted for about four hours. As a result, the commission Chairperson Valiantsin Parkhomenka announced the number of signatures for each candidate that had been excluded by the signature collectors, as well as the number of signatures of citizens who do not live in the town of Orsha, that’s why their signatures are not subject to verification.

As a result, the greatest loss, 232 signatures, was suffered by the campaign team of Dzmitry Us, and the smallest – the teams of Aliaksandr Lukashenka and Viktar Tsiareshchanka, 16 and 3 signatures respectively.

There’s another fact that causes concern – the commission didn’t announce the number of the signatures that were passed in support of each candidate (from which the aforementioned number of rejected signatures needs to be subtracted).

The coordinators of the campaign teams are anxious about it, the more that the Orsha District Election Commission openly voiced all figures.

The meeting was attended by observers Siarhei Trafimau and Ihar Kazmerchak who had been nominated by a group of voters.

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