The head of the CEC of Belarus has urged people not to gather near the office of the Commission
The head of the CEC of Belarus Lidia Yermoshina urged citizens to continue to gather EN masse near the government House, which houses the Commission, as it should not be used "as a tool to implement other people's political ambitions."
On Wednesday in Minsk at the government House gathered kilometer-long queues of citizens who wanted to appeal to the CEC with the requirement to register candidates ex-the head of Belgazprombank Victor Babariko and former head of high-tech Park Valery Tsepkalo. After finishing the work of the CEC at 19.00 (same as GMT) the police asked people to disperse, not to violate the law, but they still stood in line, and riot police held the point of arrest. As reported, not registered by the authorities human rights center "Viasna", on Wednesday in the center of Minsk detained more than 20 people.
"I'd really like to have our citizens understand the following: the Central Commission cannot be used as a tool for implementing foreign political ambitions, we are working on the organization of elections for all constituencies in the country, and we have about 7 million. And so we act in the common interest that have a value for society as a whole and not individual groups of people... it is Unacceptable such a crowd of people, the more drive in these lines of minor children, presence of pregnant women," Yarmoshyna said in his video, which is posted Thursday on the website of the CEC.
She noted that, despite the positive trend in the fight against coronavirus in Belarus, Republic of "far from ideal" and therefore "persons who come to these unorganized crowd, endangering themselves, their children, and employees of the Central Commission who work on the reception of documents".
According to Yarmoshyna, the CEC received from the citizens a lot of cases. So, Wednesday was personally served 275 written requests from 148 people. In addition, on July 15-16 by mail 1060 received the same written requests and e-4067.
"I can say that this one incident created by one person, spread through the Internet and simply printed all those who have submitted an application to the Central Commission," she added.
Earlier Tuesday, a representative of the headquarters 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.
Meanwhile on Wednesday, the Central election Commission of Belarus announced that from July 16 written complaints of citizens, except supplied from the presidential candidates, their financial representatives and Trustees will only be accepted by mail. Presidential elections will be held in Belarus on 9 August.