Movement for Freedom member was municipal council member for only 5 days
14:50, — Politics
On 28 March a Movement for Freedom member Aliaksandr Shchamlou saw electoral commission’s new protocol.
According to the figures presented, he lost the “elections” – he scored one vote less than his opponent, the director of studies of a secondary school in Ambrosavichy (Viciebsk region).
According to the protocol, composed in the evening on 23 March, he received 14 votes more and won, Radio Svaboda reports.
Aliaksandr Shchamlou says that he wanted to take a photo of the initial protocol, but the commission would not allow him to do so. However, he memorized the figures, which was not difficult, since the constituency is small:
“I remember it all. 47 people received ballots, 18 voted early and 29 – on the day of the “elections”. Out of the early voting ballots I got 10, she – eight. No one voted at home. By the general counting on 23 March, 4 people voted against all, 27 – for me, 13 – for my opponent, and there were three invalid ballots.
What I saw in the new protocol, astounded me! It turned out that there were not 47, but 49 people, who received ballots. Out of them, it turns out, only 12 people voted for me, while 13 – for the director of studies. The new ballot says that 5 people voted against all candidates, while as many as 19 ballots found invalid”, - the activist says.
According to Aliaksandr Shchamlou, the calculations on the “election” day were accurate – it was impossible to make mistakes, since there were only up to 50 voters. But later, they said in the village, the commission members were summoned to the district’s administration, and now 5 days after the “elections”, the commission has produced a new protocol.
“It is a separate conversation on the subject of people’s trust to a municipal council member, if out of five dozen of locals only 13 voted for her! But there are many questions to the counting and changing the protocol data. I have not yet decided, since I am under a strong impression of what happened, but most likely I will appeal against the commission’s actions”, - Aliaksandr Shchamlou says.