The initiative group includes over 350 persons from all kinds of areas. These are, for example, swan Zmitsier Bartosik, former political prisoner Mikita Likhavid, politician Ryhor Kastusiou, economist Siarhiey Chaly, former vice chancellor of the European Humanitarian University (Minsk) Uladzimir Dunayeu…
Milinkevich is nominated in the metropolitan constituency No. 109 of Uruchcha sub-district.
In the interview to Pyx.by, he explained why he decided to take part in the election campaign:
“Today, the situation is such that the authorities are on their own, the opposition is on its own, and the people are on their own. Yet, these times are fateful for the country. At this election, the Movement For Freedom (MFF) aims at strengthening in Belarusians the feeling of necessity of change and of personal responsibility for the fate of their motherland. We want to tell people about successful reforms in different countries, including in the neighbouring ones: in Estonia, Slovakia, Poland, Czechia, and others. We also propose our plan of reforms for Belarus taking into account their mistakes. We will be presenting The People’s Programme that we were devising for more than a year. Belarusians can implement reforms because we have many skilful people with clear minds”, says Milinkevich.
“It is important for us to demonstrate that there are many such persons among independent candidates for deputies – hard-working and intelligent, worthy and honest, loving their motherland, and knowing how the changes should be implemented. We don’t need a stable survival but a stable development; and we have the crucial element for this – which is our people”, declared the MFF chairman. “And such people have the right to have such deputies as they elect, but not those planted on them”.