. Incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko is leading in the elections in Belarus, showed the exit poll data.
He scores almost 80 percent, while Svetlana Tikhanovski – 6.8 percent.
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.
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.
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.
A presidential aspirant in Belarus, Deputy Chairman of the Association of carriers "Region 8" Natalia Kissel ceases to participate in the election campaign, told RIA Novosti on Monday the head of its initiative group of Siarhei Shtoda.
Earlier, in late may, deputies of the lower house of Parliament and the Chairman of the liberal democratic party of Belarus Oleg Gaidukevich declared that withdraws the candidacy from presidential election in favor of incumbent Alexander Lukashenko. Thus, Kissel became the second politician who refused from participation in elections even at the stage of collecting signatures, which ends June 19. Last week Jelly has collected 100 thousand signatures necessary for nomination as a candidate in presidents of Belarus.
The new Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko with experience in Goskomvoenproma able to mobilize officials in the entire vertical of power, said Deputy head of the Commission for international Affairs of the lower chamber of Parliament Oleg Gaidukevich.
On Thursday, the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has changed the composition of the government, the Prime Minister appointed Roman Golovchenko, which in 2018 was appointed Chairman of goskomvoenproma, and before that worked in the security Council, the Geprokuraturoy, administration of the President, was a diplomat. First Deputy Prime Minister was Nikolai Snopkov, who worked as Ambassador to China and head of the Economics Ministry. Appointed a number of key Ministers and heads of departments, including the Minister of Finance.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that it opposed the indiscriminate sale of state enterprises, noting that they were created by previous generations, and offered their employees to try first "to work" without the sale of state property to strategic investors. This Lukashenka's statement made on Friday during a visit to Minsk tractor plant.
In this regard, he also said that his mother "taught from childhood..: don't touch a stranger". "This is the law of life: everything has to be right and another can not touch," - said the head of state.