Most nominations by pro-dem parties registered

2012 2012-07-25T13:04:20+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The overwhelming majority of initiative groups of potential candidates for Parliament representing opposition political parties and movements have been registered by local election commissions, observers of the Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections report.

None of 25 initiative groups by the Fair World Party was dismissed, says the Party deputy chair Valery Ukhnaliou.

The election commissions have registered all the 15 initiative groups of 12 members of the Belarusian Popular Front, including four nominations by leader of the BPF’s Hrodna regional office Vadzim Saranchukou.

Three constituencies of Minsk (No. 105, 100 and 95) have registered the initiative groups of the United Civil Party leader Anatol Liabedzka.

Another UCP activist has also been authorized to canvass for votes – Mrs. Valiantsina Alinevich, mother of political prisoner Ihar Alinevich. Mrs. Alinevich says she is going to speak of political prisoners during her TV address.

Two more initiative groups by UCP members have been registered in Brest.

However, the election commission of Ivatsevichy constituency No. 11 has denied registration to local member of the United Civil Party Mrs. Viktoryia Hryniuk.

The Tell the Truth civil campaign has received two denials of registration: election commissions have dismissed the nominations of Ivan Amelchanka (Minsk constituency No. 108) and Piotr Lebedzeu (Zhlobin constituency No. 40). In both cases, the applications were dismissed as the activists submitted their papers by mail.

In total, the Tel the Truth campaign has managed to register 25 initiative groups, says the campaign’s spokeperson Siarhei Vazniak.