Entrepreneur Natalia Kissel had decided to withdraw his candidacy from the presidential elections in Belarus. This was announced at its headquarters Monday, June 15, reports “Sputnik Belarus”.
Previously, Kissel claimed to have collected 100 thousand signatures necessary for registration as a presidential candidate. Now she plans to transfer them to a “common basket”, and divided between the other candidates. The publication notes that this is impossible, because the signature sheets specify for what the candidate is signed citizen.
Presidential elections held in Belarus on 9 August. The acting head of state Alexander Lukashenko intends to run for a sixth term and is already collecting signatures for registration. About collecting the necessary number of signatures also said his rivals — former head of the Board of Belgazprombank Viktor Babariko, former head of the high-tech Park Valery Tsepkalo, a former member of the house of representatives Anna Konopacka.
Pickets in support of opposition candidates took place throughout the country and often ended with detentions of activists. Popular blogger Sergei tikhanovski, who also wanted to run, was arrested. In the office of Belgazprombank were searched. Lukashenko said that Belarus is eager to power the radical opposition on the money of Russian oligarchs.
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