Candidates to receive 800 dollars
Today head of the Central Election Commission Lidia Yarmoshyna said, the state would allocate 1.75 million BYR (about 800 dollars) for each parliamentary candidate. The money should be used for preparation of campaign and promotion materials. Yarmoshyma stressed, candidates are not allowed to spend any other money for their campaigns – either its own, or the money they get from sponsors.
Sponsors’ aid can be only given to a special fund created by CEC, which would distribute it equally between all candidates. “However, no one wishes to render such assistance”, she said.
Lidia Yarmoshyna also said, the OSCE long-term observation mission will arrive on August 11th. Additional 300 OSCE observers will arrive before the election.