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31 January 2024, 16:20

Belarus’ CEC reviews outcomes of candidate registration

MINSK, 31 January (BelTA) – Chairman of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Belarus Igor Karpenko told reporters about the outcomes of another stage of the election campaign, i.e. the registration of candidates that will run for a seat at the House of Representatives and local councils, BelTA has learned.
“To date, 265 candidates will compete for 110 seats in the House of Representatives. Of these, 10 are under 31 years old, i.e. the youth. The youngest parliamentary candidate is 23 years old; 92 candidates are women,” said Igor Karpenko.
Four pensioners are among the parliamentary candidates, the oldest is 66 years old. There is also one unemployed person. “In general, the competition for a seat in the House of Representatives is 2.4 people per seat,” he informed.
As for the elections to local councils of deputies, 18,802 people will compete for 12,514 seats. “This is approximately 1.5 people per seat. So, there is also a certain competition here,” Igor Karpenko noted.

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