Parliamentary election campaign in Belarus took off on August 23rd, as the Secretary of the Central Election Commission of Belarus Nikolai Lozovik announced. According to him, there are candidates, who got their registration certificates on August 22nd, although according to the schedule, district election commissions can issue the certificates within two days following the registration. “Parliamentary candidates that obtained the registration certificates could start campaigning for themselves literally upon exiting the building, where a meeting of the district election commission was held,” Nikolai Lozovik said. Almost all commissions had the candidates registered on August 22nd, stated the CEC Secretary, as BelTA reported.
Media appearances of the candidates will begin on August 27th, reminded Nikolai Lozovik. The day and the time of media presentations were settled by lot during the registration. “Campaign presentations, as well as participation in TV and radio debates are voluntary. If a candidate finds other means of election campaign, face-to-face meetings for example, to be more effective, and he chooses to communicate with voters in person, it is up to him,” said the CEC Secretary.
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