CEC upholds warning to For Freedom candidate
On 18 September, the Central Election Commission upheld a warning addressed to candidate Andrei Yurkou, running in Horki constituency No. 82 (Mahiliou region) and supported by the For Freedom movement.
“Frankly speaking, I hoped the CEC would meet Andrei Yurkou appeal. He received a warning fir failure to specify the license number of the printing firm that produced his election campaigning materials. The constituency election commission had no claims as for the content of Yurkou’s campaign leaflets,” says Halina Budnaya, observer in Horki constituency No. 82.
Meanwhile, the pro-democratic candidates of Mahiliou region that ordered the printing of their campaign materials in state-owned printing firms have just started receiving them. In particular, Zinaida Mileshchanka, member of the Fair World Party running in Shklou constituency No. 90, managed to receive the second part of ordered products only on 18 September, i.e. after the beginning of the early vote campaign.
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