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Supporters Tikhanovski prepare IT solution for elections in Belarus

Supporters of the candidate in presidents of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovski develop an IT solution which will allow to minimize possible violations during the elections in the country, said Sunday Veronika Tsepkalo, which is involved in the joint campaign headquarters of the three politicians gathered around Tikhanovski.

Earlier, the headquarters of the presidential candidate Tikhanovski, and which have not been registered as candidates former head of the HTP administration Valery Tsepkalo and the former head of Belgazprombank Victor Babariko said that he had decided to join forces during the current election campaign, with the goal of holding fair elections in the country. They also noted that they intend to hold a second fair elections after the August 9, 2020. The "face" of this campaign in addition to Tikhanovski are the representative of the headquarters Tsepkalo and his wife Veronica, as well as the representative of a staff of Babariko Maria Kolesnikova.

"We live in the age of digital technology, we have IT at a very high level. The joint efforts of staff, we launched the initiative, called the hackathon (forum software developers that work together on solving any problems – ed.) he is right now. This exercise involves more than 200 concerned citizens living in Belarus, and in Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Germany, and other countries. Right now the group of talented young people working on the creation of IT solutions that will help to minimize fraud in the upcoming elections," said Tsepkalo on Sunday at a rally in support of Tikhanovski, which took place in Dzerzhinsk (Minsk region). Broadcast the rally were representatives of the team Tikhanovski.

Tsepkalo did not specify that it will be for the IT solution and how it will function.

In addition, she asked the protesters to come to the polls in a primary election day on 9 August, but not during early voting, and to identify themselves as supporters Tikhanovski, wearing on his arm a white band.

Formerly the headquarters of Valery Tsepkalo reported that on July 18-19, will hold an online hackathon. The head of his initiative group Andrei Lankin explained in Facebook that "the purpose of the event is to develop innovative technological and social solutions to conduct fair, open, cost-effective and secure elections in Belarus during the global pandemic and the growth of social tension." Assume that you created during the hackathon achievements will help in "conducting elections in the remote future."

Presidential elections will be held in Belarus on 9 August, is now undergoing a period of pre-election campaign, which will run through August 8 inclusive. Candidates for the highest office was five people, including incumbent head of state Alexander Lukashenko. In addition, the CEC denied registration to two candidates – Tsepkalo and Babariko, however, politicians and their supporters challenged the CEC decisions to the Supreme court.