Opposition will not prevent Lukashenko from participating in the new elections

Opposition will not prevent Lukashenko from participating in the new elections
20 August 2020, 15:05Politics
The Coordination Council of the Belarusian opposition will seek to hold new presidential elections as soon as possible. A member of the council's presidium Maria Kolesnikova said that Alyaksandr Lukashenko also has the right to be elected.

In addition to the re-election of the opposition hopes for a complete change of the composition of the Central Election Commission of the country, reports Interfax.

- We see that, even with the administrative resource, even with the grossest falsifications, he lost. We proceed from the premise that every citizen of Belarus should have the right to participate in elections, there should be no obstacles here. But we do not believe that Lukashenko will agree to this, - noted Kolesnikova.

It should be noted that the presidential term of Alexander Lukashenko expires on November, 5. The opposition intends to hold elections after this date - "in strict accordance with the international standards, inviting international observers", with a renewed composition and another head of the CEC.

At the same time, Lukashenko himself has flatly refused to hold a second vote. Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Lukashenko's main opponent in the last elections, asked the European Union not to recognize the voting results, which the incumbent president won, according to official data. At the same time, the EU leaders have already expressed that they do not consider the elections held in Belarus fair.

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