Fate of "Autoreferendum" to be Decided in Court on July, 7th

02.07.2010 12:50
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On July, 7th the Supreme Court of Belarus will consider the complaint of "autoreferendum" initiators (BPF Party) who opposed the increase of import duties on cars. It will be the first time when the Supreme Court considers a case when, according to elective legislation, a group of citizens appeals against refusal in registration of initiative group for carrying out of republican referendum.

Nobody has used the given norm of Belarusian elective legislation before, BelaPAN informs.

As Telegraf informed, on May, 20th Belarusian Central Election Commission refused to register an initiative group for the referendum against the increase of import duties on cars.
«The meeting of initiative group was held in accordance with the law, but the CEC has received a negative conclusion on the issue put to a referendum from General Prosecutor’s Office and Ministry of Justice», a representative of the CEC, Nadezhda Kiseleva, said.

«According to these government agencies, the issue («Whether you support preservation of the size of the customs duties on import cars manufactured abroad to Belarus at level of November, 26th, 2009?) offered to submit to referendum «is not of clear and explicit nature, and its replies may be interpreted differently», Nadezhda Kiseleva said.