Pruzhany district: Red Cross instead of political parties

2010 2010-11-05T18:06:12+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

There won’t be any representatives of any political parties in the 55 precinct election commissions (PECs) of the Pruzhany district. The bulk of the candidates for the commissions were nominated by collection of signatures of electors, representatives of collectives of institutions and enterprises and by NGOs.

However, there is one peculiarity: the majority of the NGO nominees in the Pruzhany district represent Red Cross, while in other districts of the Brest region they belong to such pro-governmental NGOs as Belaya Rus, the Belarusian Republican Youth Union, the Belarusian Union of Women and the Union of Veterans.

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