Orsha district: formation procedure is ‘democratic’ and the opposition remains outside commissions
November the Orsha District Executive Committee held a sitting to form the
precinct election commissions in the Orsha district. The sitting was attended
by the representative of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee Vasil Leuchankau.
43 precinct commissions were formed as a result of the sitting. According to the announced information, there were 461 pretenders, 180 of whom had been nominated by electors’ signatures, 44 – by collectives of institutions and enterprises and 237 – by political parties and NGOs.
The procedure of their formation looked democratic: each of the candidacies was voted separately. However, as a result only four people weren’t included in the commissions. By a ‘strange coincidence’, all of them represent the Belarusian Leftist Party Fair World.
Another interesting thing is that almost all votes were unanimous and the candidacies weren’t discussed.
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