Biaroza election officials partially accept proposals by BPF member

2014 2014-01-30T16:00:46+0300 2014-01-30T16:00:46+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Ihar Menshykau, an activist of the Belarusian Popular Front and member of the Biaroza-based district election commission No. 24, proposed to expand the list of places for meetings with voters. At the moment, only one place is authorized for in-door campaigning meetings, a government-owned building located on the outskirts of town.

“Given the inactivity of our voters, this is clearly not going to help opposition candidates or independent ones, who are not helped to have meetings at state-run enterprises, as it is done for official candidates,” says Ihar Menshykau.

He notes that all vacant premises unexpected disappeared in the town center, as all of them suddenly closed for repairs. Although people could be accommodated by meetings room in the buildings of the music school and the department of culture, which are not being redecorated, but are not on the list of authorized premises. The Commission did not support this proposal.

At the same time, members of the Commission approved, although not immediately, Ihar Menshykau’s proposal on reducing the distance from 50 to 20 meters from the administrative buildings for places selected for campaigning meetings with voters, which are yet to be determined by the executive committee. The decision should be issued by 11 February (inclusive).

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