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Former rival Lukashenko appealed to world leaders asking for help

A former contender for the presidency of Belarus, former head of the high-tech Park Valery Tsepkalo wrote a letter to the leaders of 32 countries in a letter asking assistance in holding free elections in the Republic, RBC reports.

In Belarus, the campaign for the elections, the main voting day scheduled for 9 August. Early voting will begin on 4 August. Just for the presidency claimed five people, including incumbent head of state Alexander Lukashenko, who is running for a sixth term.

"On behalf of the Belarusian people, I ask for your support in the organization of international observation of the voting process and the counting of votes and support for their conduct for the citizens of Belarus residing in the territory of your country," wrote Tsepkalo.

He also stated that the purpose of the opposition of Belarus is victory Svetlana Tikhanovski. According to the politician, if elected its head of state, according to the plan, in the period to six months will be a new election of the President, and it will allow all candidates, including those who are incarcerated.

Last week became aware of the urgent departure Tsepkalo in Moscow. The politician's wife still remains in Belarus. In an interview with RIA Novosti Tsepkalo said that at the moment does not intend to return home for fear of arrest. Last Sunday, the politician arrived to Ukraine.