Khotsimsk: nominees of NGO BPF ‘Adradzhenne’ weren’t included in precinct election commissions

2010 2010-11-02T22:23:44+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The sitting of the Khotsimsk District Executive Committee on formation of the precinct election commission took place at 9.30 a.m. on 1 October.

’I was invited to this sitting, that’s why I had the opportunity to watch the formation of the precinct commissions. BPF Adradzhenne nominated two representatives – Siarhei Petrazhytski was nominated to the commission of the Leninski precinct #11 and Vasil Zemliakou – to the commission of the Nabiarezhny precinct #3. However, the protocol about their nomination wasn’t considered at all as it had been allegedly composed in a wrong way. In general, the formation of the precinct commissions took about 5 minutes. Nobody read any lists of member of the precincts commissions – the people were told they would have an opportunity to look it all up in the district newspaper afterwards, everybody voted unanimously for those who were introduced in the lists of commission members,’ said observer Valery Karankevich.

Mr. Karankevich also stated that only signatures in support of A.Lukashenka and the candidate of the BPF Party Ryhor Kostuseu were passed to the Khotsimsk District Election Commission. 2,500 electors signed in support of Lukashenka, and just 365 people – in support of Ryhor Kostuseu.

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