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Initiative groups submitted documents for registration with difficulties

2008 2008-07-18T13:22:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Ihar Maslouski, head of the regional organization of BSDP Hramada, was the first representative of the UDF who submitted documents for registration of his initiative group. He will run in Brest Uskhodniaya election district # 3. The initiative group for nominating him candidate to the Chamber of Representatives consists of 65 people.

However, members of the election commission (which has no representatives from the opposition forces) told Maslouski that it was too early to submit the documents for registration of the initiative group. The activist had to use the Election Code to prove that the commission should receive applications for registration from the moment the commission was created. He said that he was sorry that Natallia Halanina, an experienced lawyer and BSDP H member, did not become a member of the district election commission. Halanina is the former member of Brest city Council and knows the election legislation very well. In the end, the commission agreed to receive the documents. Registration of initiative groups will continue until July 24th.

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