Doesn't secretary of Central Election Commission know about nomination of “Belaya Rus” candidates?

2012 2012-08-02T17:08:11+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The secretary of the Central Election Commission Mikalai Lazavik expressed his dissatisfaction about the report of the OSCE ODIHR.

The paper focuses on the fact that "Belaya Rus" intends to nominate their candidates in almost all electoral districts. According to Lazavik, it's impossible. Meanwhile, representatives of “Belaya Rus” have already started the collection of signatures for their followers.

"The report says that the mission has information that "Belaya Rus" intends to nominate candidates in almost all electoral districts. But according to the Belarusian legislation, public organizations are not eligible to nominate candidates for "deputies". This right is granted only to political parties" – said the official.

Meanwhile, the official website of the NGO "Belaya Rus" reported about the preparation in Minsk of the nomination of the chairman of the Zavadski district organization Aksana Niakhaichyk for a candidate for deputies of the House of Representatives. Pickets are organized, signatures are being collected.

Electoral Code of Belarus allows members of civil organizations to nominate themselves from labor collectives or by collecting signatures.

The chairman of the organization Aliaksandr Radzkou in late June said: "At the meeting of the National Council we approved a plan for preparation of the participation of institutional structure "Belaya Rus" in the election campaign in 2012. In accordance with this plan, we will support candidates of the NGO "Belaya Rus" and those who share our constructive positions. "Belaya Rus" will nominate their activists to work in initiative groups to collect signatures, in the election commissions of all levels, as trustees of candidates and as observers in the election commissions".

Incidentally, 106 members of the NGO “Belaya Rus” were already included to district election commissions.