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Elections in Belarus: where to "disappear" candidates for President

Election of the President of Belarus, which first hit record in the activity of the population and the number of nominees to a crucial stage, according to experts, will come with a newsletter with three or four names, among which no real rivals to the acting head of the Republic Alexander Lukashenko.

In mid-may, when the deadline for the submission of applications on registration of initiative groups, there were 55, which was a record in the history of the country's sovereignty. Then, during three meetings of the Central election Commission the number of candidates was reduced to 15. By the time the climax – the registration of candidates, which should be completed July 14 – fit the seven nominees. "I declare withdrawal from the campaign," "I withdraw my candidacy" - at different times were made by several applicants. Someone wishing to run is now in jail, instead of the other moved his wife.

The third contender for the presidency of Belarus refused to participate in elections

A presidential aspirant in Belarus, rock musician Alexander Tabolic announced that it would stop its participation in the election campaign.

Previously from participation in a political campaign refused the Deputy of the lower house of Parliament and the Chairman of the liberal democratic party of Belarus Oleg Gaidukevich and Deputy Chairman of the Association of carriers "Region 8" Natalia Kissel. Thus, Tabolic became the third contender for the presidency, refused to participate in the elections at the stage of collecting signatures, which ends June 19.

The fifth contender for the presidency of Belarus collected signatures for nomination

Another contender for the post of the President of Belarus, Deputy Chairman of the Association of carriers "Region 8" Natalia Kissel gathered required for submission to the CEC for registration as candidate 100 thousand signatures, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday the head of its initiative group of Siarhei Shtoda.

Presidential elections are scheduled in the country on 9 August, for the nomination of their candidates ' initiative groups should gather at least 100 thousand signatures of citizens. Previously, this threshold is overcome, the current Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, a former Chairman of the Board of Belgazprombank Viktor Babariko, the former head of the HTP administration Valery Tsepkalo, a former member of the lower house of Parliament Anna Konopacka. Thus, Kissel became the fifth contender, gathered necessary for the nomination of a candidate number of signatures.