Svetlahorsk district: 6 observers deprived of registration

2012 2012-09-20T20:11:55+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Mikalai Bolduyeu

Mikalai Bolduyeu

Six observers representing the Fair World party have been deprived of accreditation at a number of polling stations of Svetlahorsk district.

The Fair World party delegated 17 observers to the constituency, where another member of the party Siarhei Daineka is running for Parliament. The election commission initially accepted the observers. However, they faced obstacles on the second day of the early vote campaign.

“I was delegated to polling station No. 2. At first, the commission accepted my nomination papers and I could observe early voting. However, the commission chairman then said that I had no right to observe anymore, because my papers reportedly misspelled the party’s local address,” says observer Mikalai Bolduyeu.

The Fair World’s candidate in the constituency Siarhei Daineka says that the election commission refereed to outdated data, as the party’s office has occupied a different building for a year already.

“I cannot agree that heads of five election commissions rejected our observers, because it is not the address that matters, but the party’s legal possibility to delegate its observers. We are going to appeal the denials,” says the candidate.

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