Salihorsk enterprises given signature quota
Collection of signatures in enterprises is typically done by in-house ideologues who had been previously included by the local authorities into nominating groups of Alyaksandr Lukashenka. For example, every signature collector at Salihorskhandl had to collect the 13 sheets of signatures, that is 208. To do this, all employees were told bring their passports to work.
On the other hand, at the street pickets collecting signatures for Lukashenka, people are not even asked for passports. It was found that voters who do not carry a passport around, and such is an absolute majority, can leave their signatures without submitting it. The required data from passports will be later collected by the authorities in the ’passport office.’
The Russian side is grateful to Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko for his decision to go to Russia as the visit after the presidential election, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Belarus Alexander Surikov said in an interview with the STV channel, BelTA has learned.
“We are grateful for this decision,” the Ambassador said.