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In support of Babariko attracted a record number of signatures

About 435 thousand signatures collected in support of Victor Babariko in the presidential elections in Belarus, which is "an absolute record" for the alternate nominee in the history of independent Republic, said Friday the staff of the policy.

"Today, June 19 - last day delivery of signatures in all election commissions. At the moment we handed over to the territorial Commission of 283,000. This means that we have reached the main goal at this stage: we applied the number of signatures necessary for registration as a presidential candidate. But the number of all received signatures to us today - 434985. This is a record for the alternative nominees in the history of independent Belarus," - stated in the message of staff on the website of Babariko.

It is noted that on Friday before the closure of the territorial election commissions, the submission of signature sheets for verification continues. In the headquarters said that the part of signatures in support of Babariko will not be able to submit "last night's events."

Presidential elections are scheduled in Belarus on 9 August. On Friday the final stage of collecting signatures in support of nomination of potential candidates for the highest office, the signature must pass for validation to the relevant territorial election commissions before the end of the day. The minimum threshold for registration as a candidate - 100 thousand valid signatures, a decision on registration takes the CEC of the Republic.

Earlier in Minsk at the head office of Belgazprombank, who for 20 years headed Babariko, were searched. The state control Committee (SCC) of Belarus said that the Bank acted organized criminal group, the conclusion of money abroad. On Thursday, Babariko was arrested along with his son, who runs his initiative group. They are both in the KGB jail. In total detained about 20 people, including Bank executives, many of them cooperate with the investigation and, according to the SCC, testify against Babariko.

On Friday the SCC RIA Novosti reported that the materials of the "case of Belgazprombank" was transferred to the Prosecutor General of the Republic. According to the attorney General Alexander Konyukov, the Agency, after reviewing these materials, saw the actions of defendants "a real threat to the national security interests" of Belarus. In this regard, further investigation of the KGB.

Babariko previously expressed the opinion that the actions of the authorities of the Republic are politically motivated nature on the backdrop of the presidential campaign. However, the head of the SCC Ivan Tertel said that criminal cases against top managers of Belagroprombank and the presidential election in which a candidate of Babariko, not connected in any way. CEC head Lidia Yermoshina said Friday RIA Novosti that the presence of Babariko in the KGB detention center to prevent him from being elected President if he will be registered as a candidate.