Siarhei Vazniak asks Central Election Commission to review rules of determination of places for electoral agitation

2012 2012-08-15T17:44:46+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/vozniak.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Siarhei Vazniak, a representative of the Belarusian leftist party “Fair World”, applied to the Central Election Commission with the request to abolish the ruling of the Hrushauskaya constituency election commission #98 about the determination of places for electoral agitation.

On 9 August Hrushauskaya constituency election commission, whose member Mr. Vazniak is, adopted a ruling to define the places for electoral meetings and pickets. According to the activist, most often such places are grounds near department stores and supermarket. He thinks that such limitations limit the rights of candidates to free agitation which contradicts the Electoral Code.

“According to the adopted ruling, agitation can be held on several thousandth of percent of the territory of the election constituency”, comments the activist. During the sitting he proposed the commission to determine only the places that would be prohibited for electoral agitation, but his proposal wasn't supported by other members of the commission.

In his application Mr. Vazniak asks the Central Election Commission to abolish the ruling of the Hrushauskaya election commission and examine the appropriate rulings of other constituency election commissions of Minsk. Moreover, the proposes the CEC to change the approach to the determination of places for agitation and determine only the places that are prohibited for agitation.

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