Lidziya Yarmoshyna says village Soviets can be liquidated

2013 2013-02-05T20:29:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Lidziya Yarmoshyna

Lidziya Yarmoshyna

According to the head of the Central Election Commission Lidziya Yarmoshyna the possibility of the liquidation of village and settlement Soviets was discussed at a council on amendment of the electoral legislation, held by Aliaksandr Lukashenka.

In her interview to the TV channel "Belarus-1" she stated that the liquidation of these Soviets was quite possible as "it is very difficult to find future candidates for the Soviets and ensure the work of these representatives organs which have quite small powers".

The latest elections to the local Soviets were held in Belarus 2010. 15342 people were elected to 1288 village Soviets and 754 – to 56 settlement Soviets.

The next election to local Soviets is scheduled for the year 2014. According to Yarmoshyna, all amendments to the electoral legislation must be introduced by the middle of November 2013, after which the preparation to the new electoral campaign will start.