Nomination of candidates: information from regions

2012 2012-07-16T17:55:58+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 and Hanna Kanius, local leaders of the Belarusian Social-Democratic Party (Hramada), have faced certain obstacles while attempting to submit their applications for registration of initiative groups to run for the Parliament.

According to Mr. Maslouski, the papers were not accepted by Brest constituencies No. 2 and No. 1, as the period for the formation of initiative groups starts on 15 July. However, the applications were later registered. The politician says the incident is a striking example of legal incompetence of those who were elected chairs of election commissions.



As yet, there is only one representative of the region’s opposition forces who is going to run in the parliamentary elections – Aliaksandr Ramanovich of the Belarusian Popular Front.



Vitsebsk activist of the Tell the Truth campaign Lidzia Sahidulina has submitted the necessary papers for the registration of an initiative group at Polatsk city constituency No. 28. According to the activist, the group is composed of over 40 persons.