The headquarters of Babariko protested the rejection of signatures for Tsepkalo
Supporters of presidential aspirant in Belarus, the former head of Belgazprombank Victor Babariko outraged a large percentage of recognized false signatures of voters in support of nomination of a candidate for the presidency of Valery Tsepkalo and Express solidarity with the team of a competitor, said Wednesday the coordinator of the headquarters of the former banker Maria Kolesnikova.
On Tuesday, the Central election Commission of Belarus announced that the former head of administration of Park of high technologies Tsepkalo could not collect the required number of valid voter signatures for registration as a candidate for the presidency of the Republic. According to the Commission, 75 249 valid signatures in support Tsepkalo with a required minimum threshold of 100 thousand. Meanwhile, according to the staff of the policy, in support to the territorial election commissions after the internal audit was filed on 160 thousand signatures. Politician's press-Secretary Alexey urban has told RIA Novosti that the headquarters Tsepkalo plans to appeal a significant rejection of voter signatures.
"It's outrageous, but do not admit to the electoral process and opportunities in a fair fight win or lose a strong alternative candidates who have an opinion and another perspective on the possible development of Belarus, which already by their labor, as, for example, Valery Tsepkalo with the creation of the high technology Park have proven that they are tough managers", - said Kolesnikov during the stream from the headquarters on Wednesday.
According to her, "we absolutely and unequivocally against it, outraged by this fact." "We Express our solidarity with the staff Tsepkalo. Know how you was hard work as we all had to work hard (to collect signatures - ed.) under these conditions. Hold on and don't give up", - said the representative of the headquarters of Babariko.
She expressed on behalf of all the staff of the hope that "the government is not afraid and will admit to this fight (the registration of candidates and the period of the campaign – ed.) of all alternative candidates."
"What is happening now with the signatures when one of our 365 thousand signatures (after verification by election commissions - ed.) be only 165 thousand, and in Minsk, more than 62% of the signatures were just thrown in the trash, outrageous is a fact", - said Kolesnikov. She expressed the hope that Babariko will be registered as a presidential candidate, and his team will continue the fight.
In June at the head office of Belgazprombank, which is about 20 years headed Babariko, were searched. The state control Committee of the Republic said that the Bank acted organized criminal group, the conclusion of money abroad. The state control Committee initiated a criminal case on articles about the tax evasion and money laundering obtained by criminal means. The eighteenth of June, was detained by Babariko and his son Eduard, who heads the campaign headquarters of his father. All in all, about 20 people were detained, including top managers of the Bank. The investigation of the case entrusted to the KGB. Father and son Babariko are in the KGB detention center, they were charged with, but the articles have not been disclosed. Presidential elections in Belarus scheduled for 9 August.