Barysau constituency election commission’s decision illegal, says local HR defender

2012 2012-07-19T11:20:55+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Barysau human rights defender Aleh Matskevich has submitted an online complaint to the Central Election Commission, saying that a sitting of the election commission of local constituency No. 62 did not have the quorum to take a legal decision.

Aleh Matskevich argues that the commission having 13 members illegally dismissed his nomination as an observer with only 8 persons present.

According to the human rights defender, the official guidelines require that an eligible decision could be taken by at least two thirds of the election commission’s members. The rule is confirmed by Art. 37 of the Electoral Code.