Supreme Court upholds non-registration of Mikhail Vasiliieu
On 5 September the Supreme Court of the Republic of
Belarus considered the appeal of the head of the Barysau city organization of
the United Civil Party Mikhail Vasiliieu against his non-registration as a
candidate for the Parliament by the election commission of Barysau village
Judge Bakinouskaya confirmed the lawfulness of the appropriate decisions of the constituency commission and the Central Election Commission.
Bear in mind that Mikhail Vasiliieu was not registered as a candidate because of the failure to indicate a car in his income and asset declaration. According to Ruling #103 of 20 November 2003, only cars, buses, tractors and motorcycles with engines of more than 50 cubic centimeters must be indicated in such declarations. There is no need to put any trailers in them. However, the court traditionally sides with the authorities.
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