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Presidential election scheduled for 19 December

2010 2010-09-14T14:14:34+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Today the Chamber of Representatives has set the date of the presidential election in the country.

The presidential election will take place on 19 December. All present 108 deputies unanimously voted for this date.

It is noteworthy how the debate on the date of the election in the Chamber of Representatives was taking place. As has found out, the MP Anatoly Hlaz offered to hold the election on 6 April, but his proposal was not supported by anyone. And the MP Uladzimir Zdanovich immediately started agitating for Aliaksandr Lukashenka. He offered all deputies to tell at the local level how good the life is under the current regime. He finished his speech with the words: ‘What for do we need anybody else?’

According to the Constitution, the presidential election is set by the Chamber of Representatives earlier than 2 months before the expiry of the term of the current president. The presidential term of Lukashenka finishes on 6 April 2011.

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