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01 September 2015, 16:21

Preliminary data about true signatures to nominate candidates for Belarus presidency released

MINSK, 1 September (BelTA) – The Central Election Commission (CEC) of Belarus has released preliminary information about the number of authentic voter signatures collected to nominate potential candidates for the Belarus presidency, BelTA has learned.

The number of authentic signatures given to nominate the incumbent president Alexander Lukashenko as a presidential candidate stands at 1,753,380. After examination the number of authentic signatures to support the potential candidate Sergei Gaidukevich stands at 139,877. Viktor Tereshchenko has managed to collect 6,699 authentic signatures, Nikolai Ulakhovich — 149,819, Tatiana Korotkevich — 105,278.

The CEC intends to register candidates for the Belarus presidency on 10 September to allow full-fledged pre-election campaigning as from 11 September. Documents to register the candidates are being submitted to the Central Election Commission from 22 August through 5 September.

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