Hrodna region: No representatives of opposition on territorial commissions
The formation of Hrodna city and regional election commissions was held on December 27 without any surprises and sensations, local human rights defenders Raman Yurhel and Viktar Sazonau say.
The meeting on the formation of the city election commission was chaired by the executive committee’s head Andrei Khudyk. 22 people were nominated, nine of which were immediately “tossed out”. The voting on the pro-government candidates was conducted by person. As a result, the commission comprises 13 people. Nominees of the democratic parties, Maksim Hubarevich (BPF Party), Aliaksandr Vasilevich (UCP), Iosif Niachai (“Fair World”) were not included in the commission.
A meeting at the district executive committee, chaired by the newly appointed chairman Uladzimir Krautsou, formed the regional commission. Initially, 21 names were proposed, of which the officials selected 13 nominees and voted for them one by one, none of the officials present abstained or voted against. Local democrats Viktar Kakareka (UCP) and Pavel Staneuski ("Fair World") were not included in the voting list and, accordingly, in the commission.