Verification of signatures that have passed the potential presidential candidates, will be held strictly in accordance with the electoral law. This was stated by Chairman of the Central Election Commission Lidia Yermoshina at a press conference. She said that such an approach to pushing themselves candidates who have passed a very sloppy petitions.
Chairman of the Central Election Commission said: sheets with signatures in their support for Election Commission 11 candidates passed to the highest public office:
"I somehow did not turn the language to say that the candidates have collected signatures. While I say presented. Raises too many questions at the time of signature sheets — are all those who have submitted lists, collected signatures? Too many mistakes catches eyes. And some candidates are not even presented themselves sheets and copies of that, of course, the law provides. "
Lidiya Yarmoshyna refused to give journalists the names of those candidates who passed the copies of signature sheets. How and did not want to predict how many people, in her opinion, pass the exam for quality signature. But the current election campaign is going on the record, said the Chairman of the CEC:
"For the first time in the history of Belarusian presidential election, we have such a large number of applicants. Maximum strength was in 1994. 7 people were able to collect more than 100,000 signatures registered — 6. In 2001 — four presidential candidates have been registered on the basis of the collection of signatures. And 2006 the same number of registered — four. "
CEC Chairman praised the police very:
"Organs of Internal Affairs have worked fine, just great, for this month. They really played the role of Mother Teresa regarding action groups."
Political analyst Vladimir Mackiewicz intention of the authorities to stop the liberalization of the race explains:
"This election campaign was a definite experiment. And it became obvious that if there is no pressure on the part of law enforcement agencies, local authorities, to the volunteers, people put their signatures. And in this sense, the unanimous support of the current government is not. And so the experiment for the state can be be considered complete. She received empirical confirmation that the opposition has its supporters, there are people who are willing to join it, if there is more freedom and liberalnastsi. And so the authorities to give such information to think about it. Indeed, if we continue this liberal regime and propaganda campaign, it may happen that some opposition candidate garners as much of voters that this figure will already be difficult to falsify the full. "
The largest number of signatures — 1113114 — according Yarmoshina, filed for Lukashenko. In second place Nyaklyayeu — 161 eight hundred and twenty-fourth However, after the press conference, it became clear that the benefit is not taken into account Neklyaeva 32 thousand signatures of the Vitebsk region. Thus, Neklyaeva team gave a total of more than 190,000. The third indicator, Andrei Sannikov: 150 one hundred sixty eight