Weird voting at sitting of election commission in Rechytsa

2012 2012-07-11T18:34:56+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/shostak.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The first sitting of the Rechytsa constituency election commission was held under an attentive supervision of the head of the Rechytsa District Executive Committee Piatro Shostak.

Though he wasn’t a member of the election commission, he led the sitting, proposed the candidacy of its chairman and even voted!

This was stated by the head of the Homel region council of the Belarusian Popular Front Valery Putsitski who was nominated to the sitting as an observer by a group of citizens.

“The head of the district executive committee Piatro Shostak led the sitting. He said that it was necessary to election a chairman. I expected a member of the commission to propose a candidate,” said Mr. Putsitski.

However, then P. Shostak proposed the candidacy of the deputy head of the executive committee on ideology Vital Atamanchuk and was the first to raise a hand in his support. The others followed his example. The election commissions were formed by the regional authorities. No representatives of the opposition were included in this commission, though three were nominated to it: Vasil Hulai from the United Civil Party, Uladzimir Shein from the Belarusian Leftist Party “Fair World” and Aleh Karbalevich from the Belarusian Popular Front Party.

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