Lydia Termosingolo: Ramil Sitdikov / RIA Novosti
The head of the CEC of Belarus Lidia Yermoshina said that “candidate from the Internet” unlikely to win in the upcoming in the Republic of presidential elections. She told about it in interview to the edition “the Belarus Today”.
She explained her position that global network is widely used, not all, but the effect it has primarily on young people who are not inclined to participate actively in the elections.
However, he acknowledged that the Internet still has an impact on the political situation, citing the example of recent presidential elections in Ukraine. She noted that the current Ukrainian leader Vladimir Zelensky “does not conduct its propaganda work on television”. “In fact, it “made the President” Internet, — she admits. — It is through network keeps its statements, movies, programs, commercials and so forth.”
This scenario, however, in Belarus it eliminates. “We can predict that in our country, “the kings of the Internet” will win the elections, it is not necessary,” — said Yarmoshyna.
Earlier, the CEC of Belarus has defined date of presidential election in the country — they will be held on 30 August 2020. According to Yarmoshyna, this date is the most optimal for holding elections, because “everyone comes and the population will basically stay at their place of registration.”
In July, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has refused early presidential elections in 2019. He denied “the forecasts of some experts” that “Lukashenko said this year, as quietly, quickly hold the presidential election again to grab a chair and sit in it for a long time”.
Lukashenko has headed Belarus since 1994. Since then he was re-elected four times. On 2015 elections, his candidacy was supported to 83.49 percent of voters with a turnout of 87.2 percent. The fifth presidential term of Lukashenko will come to an end in 2020. About plans to participate again in the presidential race, the head of state has not yet been declared.
Vladimir Zelensky won a crushing victory over his opponent ex-President Petro Poroshenko in the presidential election. In the second round, which took place on 21 April, he scored 73 percent of the vote, and Poroshenko — 24 percent. In the course of the election campaign Zelensky really almost did not participate in televised, referring to the voters through social networks.
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