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.

"The fact that we often guide electoral staff does not coordinate adequately the work of collecting signatures. But the situation cannot be otherwise because it is common public initiative, there are different people, of course, they make mistakes and for some questions not signal to the user, especially if you're on a commercial basis and with them not paying on time. So here are all the statements similarly should be evaluated critically as any other. Be evaluated by test, of course," Yarmoshyna said.

Commenting on the statement Tsepkalo, she noted that "such claim to all the candidates that something has failed, so nothing new there."

The head of the Commission also reported that he had reviewed the statements of the representatives of another presidential candidate, former head of Belgazprombank Victor Babariko who claim that "in some areas where they didn't pass signature checking, they attributed the local election commissions."

"How could you think of anything more ridiculous? ... Local commissions is simply not necessary, then the principle of "Baba with a cart – the Mare is easier", that is less than the signatures, the easier it is to work. Therefore, I want to say that potential candidates and their loved ones can not completely, from beginning to end, manage the whole campaign group, and to control the process, they have neither such a mechanism nor money. They are dealing with a temporary random people", - said the CEC head.

Presidential elections will be held in Belarus on 9 August.