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Article 103
 


 Discussion of Candidatures Nominated for Election to the Council of the Republic

 

The sitting of deputies of the local Councils of the base level and of the deputies of the Minsk City Council of Deputies on the election of members to the Council of the Republic shall consider the candidates for election to the Council of the Republic, nominated at the joint sessions of the Presidiums of the local Councils of the base level of the Oblast and the Minsk City Council of Deputies and the respective executive committees. Nomination of other candidates for election to the Council of the Republic at the sitting of the deputies of the local Councils of Deputies of the base level of the Oblast and of the deputies of the Minsk City Council of Deputies shall not be held.

 

The candidates for election to the Council of the Republic shall present their programs at the sitting.

 

Each deputy, taking part in the sitting, shall have the right to put questions to a candidate for election to the Council of the Republic, express his opinion, and call for support for or against the nominated candidature.

 

The discussion of candidatures shall be stopped by decision of the sitting.

 

The candidate for the Council of the republic may withdraw in the sitting his candidature.

The sitting shall take decision on inclusion of the candidates for the Council of the Republic into the ballot papers for secret vote.