Today, the House of Representatives has scheduled the presidential election in Belarus for August 9.
Lukashenka’s rating is collapsing due to his senseless actions during the coronavirus epidemic and due to economic problems, says Hubarevich.
“The election date of August 9 virtually knocks out all political opponents. However, it’s not just that there is little time left to submit the lists of initiative groups to nominate presidential candidates — until May 15. Actually, the primaries campaign has prepared in advance in this respect. The main problem is that the period of collecting signatures for the nomination of candidates falls at the height of the coronavirus epidemic,” said the MFF Chairman.
He thinks it is unlikely that many people will approach the pickets to put their signatures and people will not be opening their doors to signature collectors.
“As a result, only Lukashenka will be able to get the required number of signatures thanks to the administrative resource. Then, the lap-dog Central Election Commission will register sparring partners selected by the current regime. They will try to prevent real opponents from participating in the presidential election campaign,” thinks Hubarevich.
The politician believes that a full-fledged campaign is possible only if it is postponed after the coronavirus epidemic ends. “However, it would be a political death for Lukashenka,” concluded Hubarevich.