The former head of the Belarusian high-tech Park, another opponent of President Alyaksandr Lukashenka, Valery Tsepkalo filed documents for registration as candidate to the CEC. It is reported TUT.by.
It is noted that Tsepkalo has collected about 220 thousand signatures to the electoral Commission he took 160 thousand, while passing at least amounted to 100 thousand. The President stressed that full confidence in the legality of all collected documents and does not see any reason why he may deny the CEC.
“It seems to me that failure to register me as a candidate would mean that the elections as such will be abolished,” said Tsepkalo. He expressed the hope that “all major-rated contenders” will also be registered for the elections. Possible falsification, he hopes to prevent with the support of “civil society.”
The headquarters of another opponent of Lukashenko, the former head of Belgazprombank Viktor Babariko passed the required signatures to register before his arrest June 18. He is accused of creation of the criminal scheme for the withdrawal of millions of dollars abroad. Since then, the country’s continuing protests. On June 24, the court rejected the complaint of defenders of Babariko that the detainee is still not allowed lawyers.
Election of the President of Belarus will be held on 9 August. At the moment the country ended the collection of signatures, the validation phase will continue until July 14.
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