Results of formation of precinct commissions in Orsha are concealed
One can call the sitting of the Orsha Town Executive Committee on the
formation of the precinct election commissions a travesty of democracy. The
sitting lasted for just five minutes and was directed by the first Deputy Head
of the executive committee Mikalai Saksonau.
The present members of the executive committee received copies of the draft decision about the formation of 62 precinct commissions and were proposed to vote for it, which they did unanimously. No candidacies were announced at the sitting, and none of the candidacies were voted separately. The information about the number of nominees and the ways of their nomination to the precinct commissions wasn’t voiced.
Of course, the information about the number of representatives of the opposition who were included in the commissions remains secret as well. The first secretary of the Orsha town organization of the Belarusian Leftist Party Fair World Mikalai Dziamidau, who attended this ‘sitting’ was advised to receive this information from the local state-owned newspaper.
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