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The head of the CEC of Belarus explained the appeal Tikhanovski in his office

The head of the CEC of Belarus Lidia Yermoshina has confirmed that Svetlana Tikhanovski, to run for President, has recorded a video message to supporters in her office.

"It's my couch. She wrote this appeal without me," said the Chairman of the electoral Commission in an interview with the Belarusian edition of Komsomolskaya Pravda.

In Belarus will be the main day of voting in the presidential elections

The main day of voting in the presidential elections in Belarus will be held on Sunday.

At the highest state post claimed five candidates, including 26 years has been the head of the Republic Alexander Lukashenko, for which this is the sixth presidential race. The competition make him two men – representatives of opposition organizations and two women.

Lukashenko at the debates to represent the MP Gaydukevich

The Deputy of Parliament Oleg Gaidukevich said that will be a confidant of the incumbent Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko in televised debates of presidential candidates.

Central election Commission of Belarus has tentatively set July 30 for holding debates. Thus the Commission reported that Lukashenko, who is running for a sixth term, refused to speak on national radio and television, presenting his election program. As noted by Sputnik of Belarus, with the 2006 legislation provides for the right of presidential candidates to participate in televised debates. The current head of state they never participated, like his confidants. The exception was only in 1994 - the first ever Belarusian presidential election.

Belarusians actively register election observers

Belarusians continue to accredited observers at the presidential elections despite the decision of the CEC to limit their numbers at the polling stations, reported Tuesday on the website of the CEC.

So, according to the CEC, election commissions accredited 45 430 national observers, a week ago this figure exceeded 42,8 thousands of people. And 8452 observer nominated by citizens by submitting applications, 2433 sent from labor groups, 2424 – political parties, 32 121 – other public unions.

Central election Commission of Belarus refused to reconsider the limitation in the number of observers

Central election Commission of Belarus sees no reason to reverse its decision to restrict the number of domestic observers at polling stations in the ongoing campaign for the presidential election, reported on Friday on the website of the Commission.

At the meeting on Wednesday, the Central election Commission of Belarus due to pandemic COVID-19 and to prevent obstacles to the work of members of precinct election commissions limited the number of national observers, who may be simultaneously at the polling stations. So, it was decided to reduce the number of domestic observers in the main voting day, up to five people, but not more than 50% of the number of members of the Commission during early voting to three. The head of the precinct election Commission will be allowed to station observers at the date of obtaining their accreditation. The main day of voting in the presidential elections scheduled for 9 August, early voting will begin on 4 August.

The head of the CEC of Belarus has urged people not to gather near the office of the Commission

The head of the CEC of Belarus Lidia Yermoshina urged citizens to continue to gather EN masse near the government House, which houses the Commission, as it should not be used "as a tool to implement other people's political ambitions."

On Wednesday in Minsk at the government House gathered kilometer-long queues of citizens who wanted to appeal to the CEC with the requirement to register candidates ex-the head of Belgazprombank Victor Babariko and former head of high-tech Park Valery Tsepkalo. After finishing the work of the CEC at 19.00 (same as GMT) the police asked people to disperse, not to violate the law, but they still stood in line, and riot police held the point of arrest. As reported, not registered by the authorities human rights center "Viasna", on Wednesday in the center of Minsk detained more than 20 people.

The UN has commented on the situation in Belarus

The authorities should grant the right of people to peacefully Express their opinions, said the official representative of the UN Secretary General Stefan Dujarric, commenting on the situation in Belarus.

"Free and fair elections should be everywhere. We are watching what is happening in Belarus. Belarus or some other place, people have a fundamental right to hold peaceful demonstrations and to uphold the rule of law," said Dujarric.

Near the Central election Commission of Belarus formed a queue of those wishing to submit an appeal

A queue of several hundred meters were formed near the Central election Commission of Belarus wishing to appeal with the requirement to register as presidential candidates of the two politicians – former head of Belgazprombank Victor Babariko and former head of high-tech Park Valery Tsepkalo, the waiting lasts for several hours, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

Earlier Wednesday, the head of the CEC of Belarus Lidia Yermoshina has told RIA Novosti that the citizens of Babariko and Tsepkalo "have no legal prospects." According to her, the same statements from citizens, written by sample and will be given the same answers. Yermoshina said that in his view the filing of such appeals as an attempt to disorganize the work of the CEC, and planned.

Central election Commission of Belarus has accused Babariko and Tsepkalo in the organization of mass actions

An unsanctioned rally "organized and planned" in Belarus headquarters of the two politicians, who were refused registration as candidates for President - Victor Babariko and Valery Tsepkalo, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday the head of the CEC Lidia Yermoshina.

On Tuesday evening in various cities of the Republic held an unauthorized mass protest. Their participants were citizens who do not agree with the decision of the Central election Commission of Belarus to refuse registration of candidates for President, former head of Belgazprombank, Babariko and former head of the high technologies Park Tsepkalo. According to the interior Ministry, across the country because of violations of public order were detained more than 250 people. As a result of clashes injured six policemen. The investigative Committee opened a criminal case on the facts of group actions in Minsk, grossly violating public order and connected with insubordination to the police.

Tsepkalo said that his staff had organized an unsanctioned rally

The former head of the hi-tech Park administration of Belarus Valery Tsepkalo, who on Tuesday was denied registration as a presidential candidate, said that his staff was not involved in the organization of mass events in the country.

On Tuesday evening in various cities of the Republic were unauthorized mass protests after the decision of the Central election Commission of Belarus to refuse registration of candidates for President, the two politicians - former head of Belgazprombank Viktor Babariko and former head of the HTP administration Valery Tsepkalo. According to the interior Ministry, across the country because of violations of public order were detained more than 250 people. The investigative Committee opened a criminal case on the facts of group actions in Minsk, grossly violating public order and connected with insubordination to the police. The CEC head Lidziya Yarmoshyna said on Wednesday that an unauthorized action "organized and planned" in Belarus headquarters of Babariko and Tsepkalo.

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