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Over 100,000 Russian citizens entitled to vote in local elections in Belarus

Politics 16.01.2018 | 18:17

MINSK, 16 January (BelTA) - More than 100,000 Russian citizens permanently residing in Belarus have the right to vote in the local elections, Belarus' CEC representatives said during a session of the commission on 16 January, BelTA has learned.

The CEC adopted a resolution regarding the list of documents that voters should produce to be able to cast a vote. Such documents include a residency permit of citizens of the Russian Federation who permanently reside in the Republic of Belarus.

According to the Interior Ministry, almost 101,000 citizens of Russia can exercise their voting right during the local elections in Belarus.

According to the Belarusian legislation, Russian citizens permanently residing in Belarus may also be elected to the local councils of deputies. During the current elections 32 citizens of Russia have been nominated candidates to the local councils (four people more as compared to the local elections in 2014).

The elections to the local councils of deputies are scheduled to take place in Belarus on 18 February. As many as 22,713 people are vying for 18,111 seats on the local councils of deputies or 1.2 persons per seat.

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