There are representatives of nearly all democratic parties in Council of national deputies of Vitsebsk region
Regional coordinator of the BCD Tatsyana Sieviarynets reports that there are 40 activists, representing 7 different organizations, in the Council of national deputies of the Vitsebsk region.
The establishment of this Council of national deputies was initiated by the BCD. Now it unites the representatives of the Belarusian Christian Democracy, the Belarusian Popular Front, the United Civil Party, the “Fair World” party, the Belarusian Women's Party “Nadzieja”, the Union of Chernobyl non-governmental organization as well as some entrepreneurs organizations.
Tatsyana Sieviarynets was elected the Council’s coordinator. Its members have already agreed on the first steps they should take all together in order to solve many local problems.
The Council of national deputies of the Vitsebsk region is a consultative platform for the local activists who are keen on developing local government and increasing the role of local communities in resolving local problems.
During the last regional elections a number of candidates did not become official deputies because they were not appointed to this post by the authorities. However, these people, now called national deputies, continue working in their districts, solving their voters’ problems.
Analogous Councils of national deputies have been set up in the Hrodna region and the city of Minsk.
Press-centre of the Belarusian Christian Democracy