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Valer Putsitski joins boycott of elections

2008 2008-09-04T20:25:31+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Activist of the Belarusian Popular Front (BPF), MP candidate Valer Putsinski, said he withdrew his candidature fro the election. Putsinski informed Rechytsa district election commission about his decision on 1 September.

‘The authorities will never hold democratic election, because it will put an end to the regime. We shouldn’t have started this campaign. We should have boycotted this ‘election’ from the beginning in for people to know that we join the boycott. We will agitate for boycott. For instance, I have received information that I shouldn’t withdraw because many people were going to vote for me only because I managed to register as a candidate. But people don’t understand their votes mean nothing,’ Putsinski commented on his decision to the campaign Human Rights Activists for Free Elections.

V.Putsinski was the only BPF member, nominated for candidates in the biggest region of the country – Homel region. He is a head of the region party organization. He was nominated for candidates at a party session. On 1 September two more candidates withdrew in Homel region, namely members of the United Civil Party Vasil Paliakou and Leanid Sudalenka.

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