Victor Babakoto: Vasily Fedosenko / Reuters
The candidate for the post of President of Belarus Victor Babariko said in an interview with Forbes that his exclusion by the Central election Commission to register “will mean the de facto abolition of the elections.”
The politician said that in the campaign, the company intends “to use digital tools”, and will try to walk “to every village”. However, Babariko said he has the script and in the final phase, which will begin after the vote on 9 August.
The opponents of the incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko also commented on information from Bloomberg, which is citing its sources reported that before the nomination of Babariko held consultations with Russian officials. According to him, these data are the rumors: “No consultation with the authorities on the subject of elections, I had neither in Belarus nor in Russia, nor in any other country”.
Previously, on 17 June, the EU Ambassador to Belarus Dirk Schuebel encouraged the authorities to comply with the law and conduct a transparent investigation connected with the activities of Babariko.
June 11, in the office of Belgazprombank, who previously headed politician, were searched. Was detained 15 people prosecuted under articles on the legalization of funds obtained by criminal means and the evasion of taxes in especially large size. Lukashenko said that Belarus is eager to power the radical opposition on the money of Russian oligarchs.
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