Updated at 18:07,08-09-2017

Several opposition candidates to participate in presidential elections in Belarus

Belarus in focus

The initiators of the "Peoples referendum" campaign aim to nominate their joint presidential candidate for the presidential elections in mid-April.

Opposition leaders have finally abandoned attempts to finalise negotiations on the single opposition candidate nomination. All the way through 2014, seven leading political parties and movements held consultations about the single candidate nomination. Before the election campaign kicks off, the opposition parties are likely to form electoral blocks and nominate candidates from each block. During the election campaign, the political parties will focus on strengthening their organizational structures in the framework of long-term strategies, rather than changing the current leadership via mass protests on the Election Day.