Pro-governmental parties nominate few candidates, but hundreds of representatives to precinct commissions

2012 2012-08-06T18:33:12+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The Central Election Commission voiced the results of the nomination of representatives to precinct election commissions.

According to its information about 6.3 thousand of precinct election commissions will be established in Belarus and 44 more – abroad. Some 5-19 people can be included in each of the commissions.

According to the CEC secretary Mikalai Lazavik, political parties and NGOs started more actively nominating their representatives to precinct election commissions.

The greatest activity was shown by the Communist Party of Belarus – 845 nominees, the National Party of Labor and Justice – 832 nominees, the Belarusian Social-Sportive Party – 609 and the Belarusian Agrarian Party – 571. At the same time, the CPB nominated only about 30 candidates, NPLJ – 19, BSSP – 3.

Opposition parties nominated a considerably smaller number of representatives to precinct commissions: the United Civil Party – 240, the Belarusian leftist party “Fair World” – 216, the Belarusian Popular Front – 158, the Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Hramada) – 30 and the Belarusian Green Party – 20.

However, the greatest activity was shown by pro-governmental civil organizations: the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus – 10,400 nominees, the national NGO “Belaya Rus” – 4,799, the Belarusian National Youth Union – 4,435, the Belarusian Women’s Union – 4,037, the Belarusian civil association of veterans – 3,138.

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