Formation of precinct election commissions in Slutsk district
On 3 November the
Sllutsk District Executive Committee held a sitting to form the precinct
election commissions of the Slutsk district. The sitting was attended by the
representative of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee Vital Amialkovich.
767 people were included in 74 precinct commissions. The relevant information was read by the head of the organizational and personnel department of the executive committee Valery Boika. According to him, 295 people were nominated to the PECs by NGOs and political parties, 374 – by collection of electors’ signatures in support of their candidacies and 98 – by collectives of institutions and enterprises.
There are only representatives of the pro-governmental Communist Party of Belarus in the commissions. NGOs are also represented only by pro-governmental organizations including Belaya Rus, the Belarusian Republican Youth Union, the Federation of Trade Unions, the Belarusian Union of Military Officers, the Belarusian Children’s Fund, the Belarusian Association of Red Cross and the Union of Veterans of the War in Afghanistan.
Almost 70% of members of the PECs are women, and only about 10% are less than 30 years old.
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