Head of Belarus’s Central Election Commission Lidia Yermoshina sees no legal grounds for the second round of presidential elections, while the statement of imprisoned former candidate Andrei Sannikov are baseless, as she believes. “Applications on recognizing the elections null and void shall be submitted within three days after the polling day,” she pointed out.
“But if to assume that Mr. Sannikov was in “places not so remote” at that time and was unable to apply, then such a statement was filed by one of the candidates – Mr. Kastusiou. This application was considered at the CEC meeting summing up the elections results. It was recognized groundless and consequently rejected. Mr Sannikov provides no additional facts and is unable to. Therefore, all Sannikov’s statements are a desire to draw the attention of the international community to the situation, as well as to push a criminal case in the political sphere,” said Lidia Yermoshina, reports “European Radio for Belarus.”
The CEC head announced that the second round of elections cannot be assigned, even if people will demand it at Independence Square rallies. An early presidential election can take place only in case of a sudden dismissal. In this case, Andrei Sannikov will run for the post only in case of his record’s removal.
According to Telegraf, convicted former presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov applied from jail to the Belarusian people. “I’m not going to give up authority as a candidate for the presidency of the Republic of Belarus and I’ll demand for the second round of presidential elections under international supervision. I beg for Belarusian citizens to support my requirement. The fate of the country today depends on each of us,” he said.