: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Elections, Identity and Economic Decline in Belarus


The Belarusian parliament endorsed a new date for the upcoming presidential elections: October 11. It is unlikely that shifting elections from November (as originally planned) to October will make a difference either in terms of negative trends in the economy or in terms of the opposition candidates’ ability to collect the requisite 100,000 signatures in order to be registered to run against the incumbent, President Alyaksandr Lukashenka (Svoboda.org, June 30).
Uladzimer Nekliaev, a poet and a 2010 presidential hopeful, who recently resigned from his Speak the Truth campaign, has come out in support of Mikalay Statkevich, who also ran in …read more

Source: The Jamestown Foundation

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