Results of verification of signatures by Partyzanski District Election Commission of Minsk

2010 2010-11-09T04:28:36+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The Partyzanski District Election Commission held a sitting concerning the verification of the that had been passed to it by the campaign teams of the potential candidates for President of Belarus. The sitting was attended by observer Valiantsina Sviatskaya.

The commission received 10,803 signatures in support of the candidacy of Aliaksandr Lukashenka, 3,360 – for Andrei Sannikau, 2,714 – for Uladzimir Niakliayeu, 1,832 – for Mikalai Statkevich, 1,684 – for Yaraslau Ramanchuk, 1,633 – for Dzmitry Us, 1,183 – for Vital Rymasheuski, 984 – for Ryhor Kostuseu and 547 – for Aliaksei Mikhalevich. Some other pretenders for presidency – Piatro Barysau, Siarhei Ivanou, Ivan Kulikou and Uladzimir Pravalski – didn’t pass to the commission any signatures at all.

Having checked 1,382 out of 6,695 signatures in support of Viktar Tsiareshchanka, the commission found invalid 361 of them (15.4%), which resulted in the annulment of all signatures in his support received by the commission. The DEC also verified 2,146 signatures in support of Aliaksandr Lukashenka, 45 (2.1%) of which were found invalid.

The commission didn’t declare invalid any signatures in support of Andrei Sannikau and Yaraslau Ramanchuk. The candidate of the Belarusian Popular Front Ryhor Kostuseu, on the other hand, has the greatest number of invalid signatures after Mr. Tsiareshchanka – 13%.

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