BHC observer appeals illegal nomination of pro-government candidate

2012 2012-07-25T12:50:33+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Leanid Tsimashkou, observer representing the Belarusian Helsinki Committee at Senna constituency election commission No. 30, has lodged a complaint with the Central Election Commission, saying that the nomination of current MP Aliaksandr Papkou was accompanied with certain violations of the electoral legislation.

Aliaksandr Papkou’s nomination was adopted by an assembly of only 53 persons out of 324 employees of Bahusheusk forestry, which is below the minimum amount required by Par. 4 Art. 63 of the Electoral Code: “over half of the staff of the labour collective must be present at the gathering.”