Chairperson of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Belarus Lidia Yermoshina named the possible date for the presidential election in Belarus.
In an interview to the ONT TV channel, Yermoshina said that 30 August 2020 is the optimal time for holding the presidential election.
“The parliamentary elections will be held in November and the new parliament will be formed in December. We will have to start the presidential election campaign just three months after that. Why then have we moved the two campaigns apart?
“The presidential campaign is likely to take place within the period determined by the Constitution. The latest possible Sunday is 30 August 2020. I believe this will be the date for the presidential election in Belarus,” the CEC head explained the decision.
She also noted that although it is still summer, the majority of citizens – families with children, students – will be back home from vacations. By the way, August 30 is the birthday of President Alexander Lukashenko, in 2020 he will turn 66 years, 25 of them he has ruled the country.
Earlier Aleksandr Lukashenko said that the elections to the House of Representatives and the Council of the Republic would be held in 2019. The presidential election will take place in 2020.
The elections to the Council of the Republic are expected to take place on 7 November and to the House of Representatives – on 17 November.
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