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Separate elections in 2020 up to Belarus president, top MPs to discuss

Politics 22.01.2018 | 18:06
Lidia Yermoshina
Lidia Yermoshina

MINSK, 22 January (BelTA) – The president of the country and leaders of the parliament may discuss the separate organization of election campaigns in 2020, BelTA learned from Chairwoman of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Belarus Lidia Yermoshina on 22 January.

“The parliament is the body to schedule a presidential election while the president of the country is the one to schedule parliamentary elections. These matters can be taken care of via joint consultations of the top MPs and the head of state,” Lidia Yermoshina said while speaking about the time-based separation of the two election campaigns in 2020.

In accordance with the calendar published by the website of the Belarusian election organization agency the presidential election in 2020 is to be held on 30 August at the latest, elections to the lower chamber of the Belarusian parliament are to be held on 10 September at the latest while 11 September is the last day elections to the upper chamber can be held.

BelTA earlier quoted Lidia Yermoshina as saying it would be advisable to reschedule one of the election campaigns to an earlier date. In her opinion, November 2019 is an ideal time for one of the campaigns.

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