Homel election commission meets claim by BPF candidate

2010 2010-03-31T17:43:45+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 30 March the Homel Regional Election Commission reversed the decision by the constituency election commission #43 and registered Belarusian Popular Front activist Uladzimir Tseliapun as eligible for running for the Homel Regional Council. At the same time, the Commission dismissed the activist’s other appeal, refusing registration as a candidate for the Mazyr District Council, after part of the voter’s signatures collected by his campaign team were repeatedly found fake.

In turn, Mr. Tseliapun argues that by doing so the Commission violated Articles 61 and 67 of the Electoral Code and says he is going to appeal the verdict at Homel Regional Court.

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