Disunited opposition start to prepare for presidential campaign
Despite statements made by certain oppositional leaders on nominating a ‘single oppositional candidate for presidency’, some oppositional organisations have already started their preparations for the election campaign.
At the same time, a number of oppositional leaders have voiced their presidential ambitions but most have chosen to keep a low profile and are yet to decide whether to participate in the election campaign while they attempt to accumulate resources for nomination during the time left. Most likely, the number of nominees will be defined by the availability of human and financial resources.
According to Belstat, in August 7,600 people were dismissed, including 4,800 civil servants. Dismissals of civil servants were due to the optimisation in the public administration by up to 30%. Some civil servants would retain their job however would lose the status of a civil servant. Vacancies on the labour market are likely to reduce in number, thanks to the optimisation, the state administration would increase wages for public servants. The payroll fund for retained employees is likely to increase and some former state employees are likely to get jobs in affiliated organizations. The optimisation of the state apparatus should complete by January 1st, 2018, and some former civil servants are likely to join the ranks of the unemployed.