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UCP to strive for mixed voting method

2009 2009-02-18T22:01:41+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

During a press-conference on 18 February, Anatol Liabedzka, Chair of the United Civic Party of Belarus, declared that the party would initiate a public campaign to introduce changes to the Constitution in order to transfer the Belarusian electoral code to the mixed voting method.

According to Mr.Liabedzka, the propositions were sent to the President’s administration and the OSCE ODIHR.

Mr.Liabedzka says the existing majority rule fails to prove its value. The UCPB suggests introducing the so called proportional representation system, by making amendments to the Constitution and the Electoral Code of Belarus. ‘It might be an additional stimulus for the development of the multi-party system in Belarus,’ said the UCPB leader.

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