MINSK, 4 August (BelTA) – Readiness of municipal authorities for the final stage of the election campaign was reviewed as Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko met with heads of the oblast administrations, the Minsk city administration, the president's aides for the oblasts and the city of Minsk on 4 August, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “I'd like you to keep in mind that following a good Belarusian tradition or maybe a Soviet tradition we've always organized elections as a genuine festivity for people. Outlets to sell food were organized as well as concert sites. After casting their votes people were ready to listen to a good song in order to have a good mood. We shouldn't forget about such a festivity this time either.”
The head of state noted that the final stage of the election campaign had begun in Belarus and early voting had started. “I am told that work proceeds as usual. Out of some 5,800 polling stations inside the country and abroad all work,” the president said.
Yet Aleksandr Lukashenko wondered whether everything had been done from the point of view of material and organizational support for the campaign.