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President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has directed local authorities to “worthy organization country’s upcoming electoral processes.” About it reports a press-service of the President.
During the solution of personnel questions the Belarusian leader asked representatives of local authorities and urged to take seriously the preparation of the election campaigns to the Parliament (scheduled for the fall of 2019) and presidential elections (scheduled for 2020).
Lukashenko has reminded that now in Belarus there is no party that would be engaged in the organization of election campaigns “as in the days of the Soviet Union”, so it is the responsibility of the local authorities. He urged them “to look normal in front of people” and calmly to criticism. “People power is always criticized and will criticize, but it’s not critical” — he added.
In April, Lukashenko announced the dates for presidential and parliamentary elections in the country. Presidential elections will be held in 2020, and parliamentary — in the 2019 Date for voting will be announced later.
Lukashenko said that he plans to “play politics”, and both campaigns will be held in strict accordance with the law and the Constitution.
The deadline for the current powers of Parliament and the President of Belarus expires in 2020. The law does not prohibit conduct them simultaneously. However, Belarus has developed a political practice is not to combine the presidential elections with other election campaigns.
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