Pinsk: 3 representatives of opposition parties included in precinct commissions
November the Pinsk Town Executive Committee held a sitting to form the precinct
commissions in Pinsk. Representatives of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and
representatives of opposition political parties were present there.
There were established a total of 69 commissions consisting of 875 people, 162 of whom had been nominated by groups of workers, 374 – by collection of electors’ signatures, 313 – by NGOs and 26 – by political parties.
What concerns the representation of political parties in the commissions: the pro-governmental Communist Party of Belarus nominated 21 persons, 13 of which were included. The Belarusian Popular Front nominated 3 people, 1 of which was included and the Belarusian Leftist Party Fair World nominated 2 and the both of them were included in the commissions.
Bear in mind that the opposition parties intended to nominate as many as 19 representatives to the commissions, but nominated just 5 because of defects in their organizational work.
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