Members of election commission had to flee from elderly elector in Orsha district

2012 2012-09-26T17:30:10+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/babka.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

A funny incident happened in the village of Prydniaprouye in the Orsha district. Members of a precinct election commission came there with a portable ballot box for home voting. As it was found, many electors didn't ask for such “care”.

When the PEC members came to the yard of pensioner Valadzko together with an observer from the Belarusian Helsinki Committee Vasil Berasneu and resolutely proposed that she voted at home, she got confused as she didn't intend to vote at all! Without hesitation the woman tore out a plank from her fence and burst at the unwelcome guests. The following events reminded a scene from the Soviet movie “Dog Barbos and an unusual race”, the commission members barely managed to flee the indignant old lady.

Such cases haven't been ever registered before. Vasil Berasneu thinks that the total forcing to voting starts meeting an active protest among ordinary people.

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