The presidential elections in Belarus to be held on 9 August.
Only the CEC registered five candidates. Apart from incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko for the presidency expect the co-Chairman of the Association “Tell the truth” Andrey Dmitriev, ex-Deputy Anna Konopacka, wife of the works of Sergei Tikhanovski Svetlana Tikhanovski and the leader of the party “Belarusian social-democratic Gramada” Sergey Cerecer.
One of the main opponents of Lukashenko called banker Victor Babariko. He was taken into custody June 18, a day before the deadline, which is given to collect signatures for the candidate. Belarusian law enforcers accused him of financial crimes. On 15 July, the CEC refused the registration Babariko.