[73] However, the Central Election Commission of Belarus refused to register the initiative group to nominate him. This was announced by the search and rescue squad "Angel". [121], According to a poll conducted back in March–April 2020 by the Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the level of trust of current Lukashenko in the capital city of Belarus is 24%. An open letter from the Belarusian security officials has appeared on the Belarusian Internet today. 30 June — The CEC holds a meeting at which five presidential candidates are rejected. In the previous four elections, Lukashenko claimed margins of 77% or more in the first round. People took photos of the protocols, which testified that in many stations in the Minsk capital, and in foreign consulates, the support for Tsikhanouskaya was roughly equal or even several times higher than of Lukashenko. - When he was on the election commission. I'm already looking, they're giving me information, our people have already seen it. Turnout was said to be 4.98% on 4 August, 12.75% on 5 August, 22.47% on 6 August, and 32.24% on 7 August. "I see why this is done." [119][120], Demonstrations in solidarity with the Belarusian opposition have been held in more than 20 countries and in more than 30 cities around the world. [86] Then supporters then went to the police station in Hrodna to demand the blogger's release. Lukashenka was registered. The Tsikhanouski queue stretched for one kilometer for the picket. He was detained. Protesters and riot police have clashed in Belarus's capital Minsk and other cities, after a state TV exit poll said long-time leader Alexander Lukashenko was re-elected in Sunday's election. Svetlana Tikhanovskaya appears at polling station in election president is expected to win ... Sun 9 Aug 2020 11.54 EDT. What does blogger Tikhanousky say about his sudden release. It is reported that on the night of 29 July 33 Russian citizens were detained and also that security measures are being strengthened and they issued warnings of possible provocation from Russia. The journalists of the "Current Time" TV channel were also detained. Early voting began on 4 August and ran until 8 August. They also questioned the election commission's reported turnout statistics. In the evening, Maria Kolesnikova (a member of Tikhanovskaya's headquarters) was detained. 15 July — Citizens form a line to the CEC building to file complaints over the refusal to register Babaryka and Tsepkalo. In Pinsk (Brest region), local authorities provided only one site for meetings with candidates, and this site was booked by a confidant of Lukashenko (Tacciana Lugina, mayor of Pinsk) from 24 July to 8 August. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus announced that investigators had opened a criminal case for violence against police officers. | Sergei Grits/AP Photo By SERGEI KUZNETSOV 08/09/2020 03:12 PM EDT 14 July — The CEC refuses to register Babaryka for the presidential election because of inconsistencies in the declaration of income and property and the participation of a foreign organization in his election campaign. Soon police appear and a number of people are detained. The Tsikhanouskaya's rally is moved to Kievsky Square, which is located a few hundred meters from Bangalore Square, this was meant to be an open day for an additional education institution event to take place in Kievsky Square. This page was last edited on 6 December 2020, at 13:07. In many cities across Belarus, including Minsk, protest actions are held, over 250 people are detained, six riot police officers are injured, and 4 are hospitalized. Opposition supporters protest after polls closed in Belarus' presidential election, in Minsk on August 9, 2020. In his sixth presidential election, the result is not in doubt, but he is being challenged like never before. [155], After state TV revealed the results of an exit poll showing a landslide Lukashenko victory, clashes between protesters and riot police broke out in Minsk. According to his son, they signed for them. by Viktor Tsoi and thus supported Tsikhanouskaya. [citation needed] Several thousand people also attended the picket of Tsikhanouski in Homiel. Очереди на пикет Лукашенко, 65 000 подписей за Цепкало и заявление Бабарико - Люди Onliner", "Лукашенко поручил оказать ЦИК необходимую поддержку по ходу избирательной кампании", "Tens Of Thousands Rally In Minsk In Support Of Opposition Presidential Candidate", "Belarusian authorities to hold concerts in Minsk park to prevent more opposition rallies", "Minsk Says 18,250 People Attended Presidential Candidate Tikhanovskayas Rally, Not 63,000", The apprehension of Siarhei Tsihanouski near Mahilyow. Instead, she, with Veranika Tsepkalo and Maryja Kalesnikava, visited one of the booked sites and invited people to join them, but the policemen did not allow three of them to come in. As of 8 August, several people were detained, some of the detentions ended in violence with ambulances being called. Unidentified people in tracksuits then cleared the way for the police transport to leave in a struggle with Tsikhanouski's supporters. The headquarters of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Babaryka and Tsepkalo unite, asserting need for general control over the course of voting and holding fresh elections if they win. [4], To register as a candidate, each candidate was required to meet certain criteria:[16], The following list has information about registered candidates by the CEC for the presidential election on 21 July 2020. After his detention, Tsikhanouski has announced on his YouTube channel his intention to run for president of Belarus. УЖЫВУЮ. His wife, Veronika Tsepkalo, is remaining in Belarus to help the campaign of Lukashenko's main competitor in the election, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya. [69] A day later, allies of Tsikhanouski were arrested, including a blogger from Slutsk, Uladzimier Niaronski. Due to this, Tsikhanouskaya failed to visit Pinsk on 2 August. Several thousand people lined up in a human chain from Yakub Kolas Square to Independence Square, spanning more than 3 km. It is not too late to restore the concept of legality and justice.". 100 тысяч у Бабарико, 70 тысяч — у Цепкало, пикет на Комаровке", "От 10 тысяч до 200 тысяч. [111][112][113] Meetings with another independent candidate Andrey Dmitriyeu in Liepiel and Polatsk (Viciebsk region) were cancelled at the last moment for similar reasons. Kazlou also noted that all the policemen involved in this provocation would be exposed and brought to justice. [130], A few days prior to the election, a number of journalists and bloggers were arrested on weak and spurious charges, or were denied accreditation to cover the elections,[127] bringing the total to over 100 arrests made since January. The song is deemed to be officially illegal in Belarus. [110] The meeting in Salihorsk was also cancelled by the authorities at the last moment. [12][13] Since then, his regime has been reckoned as an authoritarian dictatorship by Western observers. But he never came home. Варламов, Илья Александрович. 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