What would happen if there would not be a ’’democrat’’ on the election?

April 22, 2016 19:25

Siarhei Pulsha defends the participation of Tatsiana Karatkevich in the election.

“For Freedom” movement demanded a check of all the signatures in support of Tatsiana Karatkevich. However, since the signatures are already at the election committees that would mean a non-registration of Karatkevich as a candidate.

OSCE/ODIHR claimed that it would contact all the participants of the electoral process. Hence, if the opposition wouldn’t have participated in the election there would be nobody OSCE would contact from the democratic side.

Karatkevich is also the only candidate who would be able to declare the election fraud. It is clear that the rest of the candidates would just congratulate Lukashenka with another victory. There would be also nobody to litigate the results of the election in court since only a candidate to president can do that, according to Belarusian law.

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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.