Election campaigning banned in most villages of Kalinkavichy district
Election pickets can be hold in only 20 out of 130 villages of the district of Kalinkavichy, Homel region, as ordered by a decision of the district’s executive committee.
In Kalinkavichy, election campaigning is authorized in only three outdoor locations.
Observers say the decision impacts pro-democratic candidates, who traditionally hold their pre-election pickets in the open air, while pro-government candidates use administrative resources to campaign at state-owned enterprises and government organizations.
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