Barysau: 112 precinct election commissions formed for 12 minutes

2010 2010-11-05T21:03:58+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The representative of the Trade Union of Radio Electronic Industry Maryna Statkevich was admitted to the sitting of the Barysau District Executive Committee that formed the precinct election commissions (PECs) for the Barysau district. She was very surprised with the fact that this sitting lasted only for 12 minutes.

According to the official information, 243 representatives were nominated to the commissions by collection of signatures of electors in support of their nomination, 484 were nominated by workers of institutions and enterprises, 468 – by NGOs and 35 – by political parties.

’In fact, there were no things to observe’, says Maryna Statkevich. ‘The candidacies for the precinct commissions weren’t discussed or read. It remains a secret whether any representatives of the opposition were included in the commissions. It was announced that the compositions of the precinct commissions will be published by the newspaper of the Barysau District Executive Committee Adzinstva within 7 days.’

Bear in mind that the newspaper publications don’t disclose the places of work of members of the PECs and M.Statkevich didn’t manage to obtain this information at the sitting on the formation of the PECs.

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