Near the Central election Commission of Belarus formed a queue of those wishing to submit an appeal
A queue of several hundred meters were formed near the Central election Commission of Belarus wishing to appeal with the requirement to register as presidential candidates of the two politicians – former head of Belgazprombank Victor Babariko and former head of high-tech Park Valery Tsepkalo, the waiting lasts for several hours, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.
Earlier Wednesday, the head of the CEC of Belarus Lidia Yermoshina has told RIA Novosti that the citizens of Babariko and Tsepkalo "have no legal prospects." According to her, the same statements from citizens, written by sample and will be given the same answers. Yermoshina said that in his view the filing of such appeals as an attempt to disorganize the work of the CEC, and planned.
The building of the Central election Commission of Belarus is situated in the center of Minsk, at the government House. Crowds of people start at the entrance to the reception of the Central Commission and extend along the adjacent buildings, including the Catholic red Church. Turn around the Church is near the restaurant "Seventh heaven", and goes further, since the back of the Church and administrative buildings. People one go to the reception of the CEC issued their statements. The line moves too fast filed a petition in no hurry to disperse, and communicate with each other. Always get new people, mostly students, but there are also middle-aged citizens. Watch police officers, they was filming the video.
People occasionally clap. Next to them are held periodically by policemen in plain clothes, but no reaction to what is happening not Express.
Near the government House several police vehicles parked near where staffed by representatives of the riot police. Security measures are strengthened. However, the road near the House of government is not closed, public transport runs as usual.
Standing in the queue a girl named Victoria told RIA Novosti that she is a student and the case came to serve because I would like to vote in the elections either for Babariko or Tsepkalo. "I am interested in politics, you know what's what. I believe that sooner or later the time will come for regime change in our country," she said. Victoria has supported and standing next to young people, also students.
But one of observing named Sergei told the RIA Novosti that the principle had not filed an appeal to the CEC and is not going to do this, because no one ever votes. Sergey said that he retired and he has time to suit your interest and to observe the flow of calls to personally assess the situation. "We'll see who stands in the queue? Mostly young people. Do not rule out that it's all paid for, although there are doubts," - said the Agency interlocutor.
As pointed out by Sergei, formerly supporters of Babariko stated that they are not less than a million. "How much is here? A maximum of 2.5 thousand, not more," he said, and noted splanirovano this event. "If I voted in the elections for Babariko your voice would not give. It is better to Lukashenko," - said the source.
Elena, who also came to submit an appeal to the Central election Commission, expressed doubt that the Commission will be able to take requests from all comers, as the working time, the CEC will soon be over. "I guess I came for nothing, but still want to be. If not, tomorrow will come again. Let them know that people have their opinions," she said.
Meanwhile, the Central election Commission of Belarus on Tuesday extended the time to receive the personal appeals of citizens 18.50 (same as GMT), usually the Committee works to 1800.
On Tuesday, the representative of a staff of Babariko Maria Kolesnikova told reporters that supporters of the policy have prepared a form of citizens ' appeals to the CEC, which, in particular, voiced the requirement to register candidates of Babariko and Tsepkalo. Form of the letter posted on the official website of Babariko. Among other things, it stipulates the requirement to invite on behalf of the CEC "at least two respected international organizations to conduct exit polls in elections, allowing for the possibility of carrying out such surveys of voters and publication of results."
In Belarus, the campaign for the presidential election, primary election day scheduled for 9 August. The CEC registered the presidential candidates to five people. Incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko is running for a sixth term. Passing the campaign was accompanied by arrests of supporters of candidates for President, alternative Lukashenko, as well as unauthorized protests.