CEC sides with constituency commissions
The Electoral Code does not oblige election commissions to provide observers with information on the date and time of their sittings, as well as on decisions taken, says an official reply from Mrs. Lidziya Yarmoshyna, head of the Central Election Commission, received by Aleh Ramashkevich, observer representing the Belarusian Helsinki Committee in constituency No. 56 in the town of Masty, Hrodna region.
The observer’s complaint dealt with numerous denials of access to information on the constituency election commission’s activities, whose officials recommended Mr. Ramashkevich to search for information on official web-sites. The CEC head, in turn, repeats the advice, saying that the observer can find information on the election commission’s newsboard and web-site.