Five candidates admitted to the election of the President of Belarus, which will take place on 9 August, these are the results of the meeting of the CEC of the Republic, held on Tuesday.
Thus, the presidential race will be attended by the acting head of state Alexander Lukashenko, who is running for a sixth term, former Deputy of lower chamber of Parliament of Belarus Anna Konopacka, co-Chairman of public Association "Tell the truth" Andrey Dmitriev, Chairman of the Belarusian social-democratic "Hramada" Sergey Caraceni and unemployed Svetlana Tikhanovski, going to the polls instead of her husband of opposition blogger Sergei Tikhanovski.
Svetlana Tikhanovski, which the Central election Commission of Belarus has registered the candidate on a post of the President of the Republic, scarcely has the chances of electoral success and can not become a center of consolidation of the opposition in the presidential race, told RIA Novosti assistant Professor of political theory at MGIMO (U) mid of Russia, RIAC expert Kirill Koktysh.
Tikhanovski, the wife of the Belarusian popular videoblogger Sergei Tikhanovski, who is currently in custody in criminal cases. He previously tikhanovski planned to participate in presidential elections, but was unable to register the initiative group to collect signatures in support of nomination of a candidate, then the decision to stand for election was received by the wife.