Masty: constituency election commission holds final sitting... in the nighttime

2012 2012-09-25T17:26:34+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Masty constituency election commission #56 held its sitting to sum up the election results in secret. In the morning of 24 September an observer of the “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” Aleh Ramashkevich came to the building where the election commission was situated and was told that the sitting had been held late in the evening. In fact, if it was really so, it could be held only at night. The commission refused to present a copy of the final protocol to Ramashkevich, telling him to learn the results of the election several days after in the local press.

Sviatlana Rudkouskaya, registered as an observer at the Hrodna-village election constituency, wasn't given any information either. When she came to the election commission, she was told that the final sitting had been already conducted and members of the commission were celebrating the end of the electoral campaign in a separate room. The head of the commission was absent, and the secretary stated that she didn't have the final protocol at hand, that's why she couldn't show it to the observer.

The independent observers considers these cases as refusal to present important information about the electoral campaign.

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