Nomination of opposition representatives to precinct election commissions: regional survey
According to the schedule of the organizational
measures to prepare and hold elections, the nomination of representatives to
precinct election commissions must end by 5 August.
In Minsk, the Belarusian Popular Front Party nominated 71 representatives to precinct election commissions. During the presidential election of 2010 only 45 representatives were nominated.
Yauhen Ivaniuk and Yury Ziankovich, representatives of the BPF living in New-York, will try to get nominated to the election commission in New-York. According to Ruling #44 of the Central Election Commission of 27 July 2012, the polling station in New-York belongs to Kupalauskaya election constituency #95.
Opposition parties and NGOs have nominated only 8 representatives to precinct commissions so far. 4 of them – Ryhor Druzhynin, Cheslau Huzouski, Uladzimir Shastak and Viktar Tsiapin – were nominated to precinct commissions of Baranavichy-easter election constituency #6 by the Baranavichy branch of the Belarusian leftist party “Fair World”.
The Baranavichy council of the Belarusian Language Society nominated Viktar Syrytsa to precinct election commission #14 at Baranavichy-Western election constituency #5 and Viktar Meziak – to precinct commission #13 in Baranavichy-Eastern election constituency #6.
Two members of the steering committee of the Belarusian Christian Democracy got nominated to precinct commissions by collection of signatures of electors.
12 members of “Fair World” were nominated to precinct election commissions in the Zhlobin election constituency.
“We have applied for the inclusion of our members in the commissions and will try to get to the appropriate sitting in the district executive committee. All these 12 people are quite active members of our party,” commented the head of the district branch of the “Fair World” Valery Rybchanka.
By the way, 2 August was the last day when the local state-own newspaper “Novy Dzen” could publish the decision about the establishment of precincts, but the publication didn't appear in its pages.
NGO Belarusian Popular Front “Adradzhenne” nominated 15 people to precinct commissions of election constituency #58 during its assembly on 2 August.
None of BPF nominees were included in the precinct commissions during the previous election.
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