In Belarus the participants of the procedure of nominating a single candidate for President, said that participation in the election campaign impossible. About it reports radio Svaboda.
“The Declaration and conduct of elections in the midst of the epidemic of the coronavirus is unacceptable and criminal. Obviously, the decision dictated by the desire to use the pandemic as an additional tool to further usurpation of power and deprivation of the rights of Belarusians choice. It is now clear that it is impossible to collect signatures for nomination of candidates, that it is safe for the health of the voters,” reads the statement of the participants in the primaries.
The statement was signed by five organizations, which had previously wanted to nominate one candidate for Chairman of the party “Belarusian social democratic party Hramada,” “the Movement for freedom, Belarusian Christian democracy, the United civil party Belarusian Christian democracy”.
May 10, in the Seimas, the representatives of the party “Belarusian popular front” saidthat holding elections during a pandemic coronavirus is “irresponsible and dangerous”.
Such a statement may 10 published the party “Fair world” . The party describes reports that the campaign involves close contact with hundreds of thousands of people that threaten their health and life during a pandemic COVID-19.
As informs BelaPAN, “the Belarusian green party” also refused to participate in the presidential campaign. The party believes that the election date was dismissed the first part of the election campaign to the peak of the pandemic coronavirus that “created unequal conditions for candidates.”
The presidential elections are scheduled for August 9, 2020. Initially, the Belarusian Central election Commission had planned to hold presidential elections on 30 August.
Since 1994, the President of Belarus is Alexander Lukashenko. 1 March 2019, he said that he intends to run for another term.