Potential candidates keep appealing denials of registration
Pro-democratic activists from across the country keep submitting appeals against denials of registration as candidates for Parliament.
In particular, a complaint was submitted by Mrs. Liudmila Dzenisenka, Brest leader of the Fair World Party, who was denied registration by constituency election commission No. 1 for allegedly providing false data in her income tax declaration. Mrs. Dzenisenka reportedly failed to mention a summer house, which she says she sold back in 2003.
Baranavichy pro-democratic activist Ryhor Hryk, who was denied registration as a candidate by constituency election commission No. 6, is appealing the decision at the Central Election Commission. In his complaint, the activist argues that the election officials misled his supporters by saying that the signatures of at least 29 voters were invalid.
Another Baranavichy resident – entrepreneur Dzmitry Auhust – has also lodged a complaint against a decision of local constituency election commission No. 6 that denied him registration as a candidate.
Ihar Pesikau, Svetlahorsk activist of the Tell the Truth campaign, who has been denied registration as a candidate by local election commission, says the decision is illegal, as he merely failed to specify the exact address of a number of his supporters. As a result, part of signatures submitted for his nomination were found invalid.