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Article 76
 

Proxies of the Candidate for the Position of the President of the Republic of Belarus and for Deputy

 

A candidate for the position of the President of the Republic of Belarus may have up to 30 proxies, a candidate for deputy of the Chamber of Representatives up to 15 proxies and a candidate for deputy of a local Council of Deputies up to 5 proxies.

 

Proxies shall help the candidate in carrying election campaign, agitate for his election and represent interests of the candidate in relationship with state bodies, public associations and electors as well as on commissions.

 

A candidate the position of the President of the Republic of Belarus or for a deputy shall define proxies at his discretion and inform about them in a written application respectively to the Central Commission, the district and the territorial electoral commissions for registration. After registration candidates shall be issued certificates. The application shall specify the surname, name and patronymic name and the place of residence of the proxy. The respective commission shall, within a three-day period as from the time of receipt of the application, register the proxies and issue to them certificates.

 

A candidate the position of the President of the Republic of Belarus or for deputy shall have the right to recall proxies at any time before the elections informing about this the respective commissions that shall cancel the certificates issued to them. A proxy may renounce his powers at any time.

 

A proxy of a candidate for the position of the President of the Republic of Belarus may not be member of the Central Commission, territorial and precinct commissions on elections of the President of the Republic of Belarus whereas a proxy of a candidate for deputy of the Chamber of Representatives or for deputy of a local Council of Deputies a member of the Central Commission, the district, territorial and precinct electoral commissions in which he represents the candidate for deputy and, from the time of his registration by the respective commission, shall be considered relieved of the duties on the commission.

 

Proxies of a candidate for the position of the President of the Republic of Belarus or for deputy shall be relieved, on request of the candidate, of production or office duties without preservation of the salary after their registration till the day of elections. The ground for such relief shall be decision of the respective commission on registration of the proxy and the application of the proxy on granting to him a leave without retention of the salary for taking part in election actions.