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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 headquarters of Babariko and Tsepkalo continue challenging the rejected signatures

The headquarters of candidate for presidency of Belarus Victor Babariko, who is now in the KGB detention centre, contested the court's response to the CEC on a complaint of almost 200 thousand rejected territorial election commissions of voters ' signatures in support of nomination politics as a candidate for the highest office.

Earlier, the CEC reported that only six of the seven candidates for President gathered is necessary for registration as candidates the number of valid signatures. The greatest number of signatures were rejected, Babariko and former head of the HTP administration Valery Tsepkalo, the latter could not eventually overcome the barrier of the required 100 thousand. Presidential elections scheduled for 9 August, 14 July, the CEC at the meeting will consider the registration of applicants as candidates.

The CEC of Belarus explained the "discrepancy" signatures

A serious "mismatch" of the signatures submitted to the territorial election commissions, and subsequently recognized as authentic during the campaign for elections of the President of Belarus, due to poor coordination of the collectors of signatures and campaign headquarters of candidates for the top state post, said in an interview with RIA Novosti the head of the CEC Lidia Yermoshina.

Previously published summary statistics valid signatures in support of each of the seven members of the elections in the Republic. From this it follows that 100 thousand valid signatures required for the registration of candidates, gathered six people, with the exception of the former head of the HTP administration Valery Tsepkalo. According to the Commission, in support of 75 249 valid signatures, although after internal audit team of the applicant was filed 158 682. Tsepkalo is associated with the policy, said that the authorities want "to weaken or knock out... of the campaign the highest-rated candidates." Another contender Sergey Cerecer said that personally through his hands passed 106,5 thousand signatures, and the election commissions counted him 143 109.

Attorney Babariko called made by gostv absurd charges

The lawyer of the candidate for presidency of Belarus, former head of Belgazprombank Victor Babariko, which is in the KGB jail, Dmitry Laevsky called absurd the statements made in the story state TV channel of the charges against his client.

In his opinion, "when enough evidence to show the movie there is no need". "Once the movie appeared, the penny price scenario," said Laevsky. He noted that "to tell a couple of sentences of text below the video one, to prove the sufficiency of these words in the court more, especially when there is something to challenge them".

In Belarus detained the former head of finelli

Former Director of the Department of financial investigations of the state control Committee (SCC) of Belarus Anatol Hramovich detained in the framework of the so-called "Belgazprombank", told RIA Novosti on Thursday, the press service of the SCC.

"Confirm the detention," - said the representative of the press service, commenting on the information in Telegram of local channels on the detention of Gromovich in the "case of Belgazprombank".

The EU is waiting for the invitation of European observers at elections in Belarus

The European Union expects to receive an invitation from Belarus to participate in monitoring the voting on election of the President of this country, said EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell.

"We hope that we as quickly as possible will be invited to observe the forthcoming presidential elections," - said in a written statement the head of European diplomacy.

Protection Babariko asked me to transfer him under house arrest

Protection of the candidate for presidency of Belarus, former head of Belgazprombank Victor Babariko interceding to change his measure of restraint to house arrest, said one of the lawyers of the politician Dmitry Laevsky.

Currently, Babariko is in the KGB jail.

Business partner of the son of Babariko said the reasons for blocking the accounts of his company

The Belarusian authorities have justified the decision to block the accounts of the company, one of the founders of which is the son of a candidate for President of the country Victor Babariko Edward, law on prevention of legalization of proceeds of crime, said a business partner of Babariko Jr. Anton Motolko.

In June at the head office of Belgazprombank, which Babariko senior headed for nearly 20 years, were searched. The state control Committee (SCC) of the Republic said that the Bank acted organized criminal group, the conclusion of money abroad. The eighteenth of June, was detained by Babariko and his son Eduard, who heads the campaign headquarters of his father, and placed in the KGB detention center. According to the Minsk city court, which considered the complaint against the measure of restraint for the politicians, Babariko Sr. is accused of tax evasion, which caused damage in especially large size, legalization of proceeds of crime and bribery. Babariko Jr. was charged with tax evasion in especially large size. Previously, the team popular in Belarus platform to raise funds "Malamala", one of the founders of which is Edward said blocking translation by Belgazprombank in the platform address.

Tsepkalo addressed in Prosecutor's office of Belarus because of "perjury"

Contender for the presidency of Belarus, former head of the high-tech Park Valery Tsepkalo called the insinuations, the accusations from the side of the Belarusian-Turkish businessman, which launched an investigation of the interior Ministry, and he asked the Prosecutor.

Earlier official representative of the interior Ministry of Belarus Olga Chemodanova reported RIA Novosti that the Agency conducts a preliminary examination on the subject of illegal actions on the part of Tsepkalo. The reason for this was submitted to the Prosecutor General of the Republic the application from the citizen of Belarus of Turkish origin. According to local media and Telegram channels, we are talking about a businessman Sedate Igdeli, which allegedly through bribery was involved in the development of high-tech Park (HTP) in the period when his administration was headed by the future President.

The headquarters of Babariko filed in the Central election Commission of Belarus four new complaints

The headquarters of candidate for presidency of Belarus, former head of Belgazprombank Victor Babariko filed to the CEC of the Republic, four new complaints about a substantial rejection of the signatures collected in support of nomination politics, said staff lawyer Maxim Sign.

Earlier, the CEC of Belarus has published the summary statistics of valid signatures in support of each of the seven participants in the presidential election. From this it follows that 100 thousand valid signatures required for the registration of candidates for the presidency, gathered six people, including Babariko. In support of 165 744 recognized as a valid signature. However, the staff of the policy disagreed and noted that he gave to the territorial election commissions 365,000 signatures, and therefore "want to know what happened to the other 200 000". In this regard, the Commission were filed a number of complaints.

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