Bialynichy district: precinct commissions formed out of representatives of state trade unions and ‘Belaya Rus’

2010 2010-11-04T16:21:20+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Independent journalist Barys Vyrvich

Independent journalist Barys Vyrvich

On 3 November the Bialynichy District Executive Committee held a sitting to form the precinct election commissions (PECs) in the Bialynichy district. The executive committee formed 20 PECs and included 237 people to them.

The observer Barys Vyrvich (who had been nominated to the Bialynichy District Election Commission by collection of electors’ signatures) was admitted to the sitting.

According to Mr. Vyrvich, the information concerning the formation of the PECs was read by the head of the organizational and personnel department of the executive committee Lidziya Shchatsinka, who is also the secretary of the Bialynichy District Election Commissions. As a result of the sitting there were established 20 precinct election commissions. From 6 to 17 people were included in each of them. A total of 237 people were included in the commissions. The overwhelming majority of them had worked in election commissions during the previous local and parliamentary elections. 39.7% of members of PECs represent NGOs, though political parties and pro-democratic NGOs had nominated no representatives to them. 24.5% of candidates were nominated to the commissions by the state trade unions, 7.2% - by the ‘state NGO’ Belaya Rus, 5.5% - by the Belarusian Republican Youth Union and 2.5% - by the district organization of veterans. The rest were nominated by collection of electors’ signatures or by collectives of institutions and enterprises.

The executive committee considered the question of the formation of the PECs for 40 minutes. No members of the Bialynichy District Election Commission asked any questions about any of the candidacies proposed for the precinct commissions. The list of members of the PECs was adopted unanimously.

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