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12 November 2019, 12:14

No candidate stands unopposed at Belarus' parliamentary elections

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MINSK, 12 November (BelTA) – No candidate stands unopposed at the elections to the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus, Chairperson of the Central Election Commission of Belarus Lidia Yermoshina told reporters on 12 November, BelTA has learned.

Lidia Yermoshina believes that many voters will come to polling stations.

In her view, early voting that commenced in Belarus on 12 November will also draw a lot of voters. One of the factors contributing to that is a six-day work week. “Saturday will also be a working day this week. I think voters will take advantage of the opportunity to vote early in order to be able to do something else on their only day off,” Lidia Yermoshina said. She refrained from projecting the voter turnout.

By now, 516 candidates remain in the race. Thirteen people were deregistered, 33 people withdrew.

Early voting will run through 16 November. Belarusians will be able to cast their votes from 10:00 till 14:00 and from 16:00 till 19:00.

The elections to the House of Representatives are scheduled for 17 November.

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