Updated at 14:15,20-02-2018

22700 candidates running for local councils in Belarus

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22700 candidates running for local councils in Belarus
Photo: BELTA
22.7 thousand candidates will run for local councils in Belarus, Central Election Commission chairperson Lidziya Yarmoshyna told BELTA.

"22 thousand 719 people will run for 18 thousand 111 seats,” she said.

It means 1.2 candidates will compete for a seat. In Minsk, there are at least 6 candidates in every constituency.

The local election will take place on 18 February 2018. The nomination of candidates ended on 8 January. The registration will continue until 18 January.