Boycott elections to the House of Representatives 4th convocation by the united democratic forces will not. This follows from the decisions that took on Sunday the meeting of the Political Council and candidates to a list of the United Democratic Forces. Soim BPF meeting September 20 restated its previous decision to remove candidates from the party with the election of the House of Representatives no later than September 23. Now candidates have the right to terminate a role in elections. So makarom wishing to continue fighting for deputy chair, can not get out of the election campaign.
Sous: "Tell me, please, why the decision was changed and about how many candidates from the BPF continue to fight for parliamentary seats?"
Ivashkevich: "This was due to the fact that some candidates have plunged into the campaign, first lured people and means some people who are not members of the BPF. Their argument was — we pulled people hassle, and now if we abandon it, it is very hard for us will explain the logic. These people supported the non-partisan election campaign specifically hoping, albeit naively, that this regime can be overcome in this election. This applies Kobrin, Slonim, Grodno.
And yet there are candidates that the influence of different partners in the form of assertive recommended to go for these elections. Including all sorts of diplomatic workers in various countries in Europe and the U.S. bezotstupno recommended going. This is a feature in comparison with the previous election. A significant part of the representatives of various foundations and public organizations and diplomatic missions of the West for some reason energetically demand that representatives of the united democratic forces went to the polls to end.
I think that this is due to the fact that on some level, informal, at the Foreign Ministry of Belarus were given any promises of huge steps democratization, will be recognized if the House of Representatives. On the basis of these promises probably Western diplomats so stubbornly and push the opposition in the elections. It does not explain what sort of arrangement. Speak out so wish to use the black. I am against such behavior. But there are people for whom the world of international structures is crucial. "
Sous: "Saturday Alexander Lukashenko West threatened rejection of dialogue will not be recognized if the parliamentary elections. You have always been a supporter of dialogue — how to think, what can be sacrificed for the sake of dialogue? "
Ivashkevich: "I was committed to dialogue between the government and the opposition to the role of Europe in the sense that the opposition should be a facilitator, not a dialogue with Europe due to the opposition of democratic forces and all democratic rights. Fact that Lukashenko is trying to do, and what are some forces in the West — particularly with this condition Lukashenko sacrificing as said Alexander Milinkevich primitive policy of upholding moral values. dialogue I’m against it. And that Lukashenko has said, in other words, that all the same all the activities of those who organized the boycott, and those who were shot, and those who perceived the resolution that these elections can not be recognized as free and democratic, somehow has an impact on the western side, and there was a threat that still these elections will not be recognized. "
Sous: "On Friday, we offered readers of our web site to give advice to members of the opposition. And you know, threw over the side of democratic forces was that the opposition does not have a common position — some withdraw their candidacy, others continue to struggle. What would you respond to such Visitor comments on our website. "
Ivashkevich: "I see that there is no common ground, no one, neither the opposition nor the European states nor the power (even different thoughts go — liberal or not liberal, peel or negotiate). And Lukashenka himself said, in the basis of this economy lies. Russian subsidies more reluctant to give kisses, it is a fact. Difficulties with the budget already stated that vodka would lift prices, because it is the base of the regime. Therefore, these processes began in power and around. Indeed goes everywhere debate — which way. Indeed previously just thrashed mode, we were sitting, waving flags, stated that the regime and all bad. And in this situation, the new challenges that need to understand. clear that such a heated debate. I think it inevitably " .
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