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Lozovik: No Reason for Early Elections

09-11-2011, 13:24
Lozovik: No Reason for Early Elections

Secretary of the Central Election Commission of Belarus Nikolai Lozovik denied reports that the elections to the House of Representatives might be held earlier. "There have been no grounds for early elections so far," he stressed.

"We have the information received by chairman of the Central Election Commission Lidia Yermoshina during a meeting with the president. It was mentioned then that the elections should be held in mid-September next year. We have not been informed otherwise. As you know, elections are appointed by the President. He says he intends to schedule them for the end of September. And so far he hasn't announced about a different intention. I think he is unlikely to change it," said Nikolai Lozovik.

According to him, the issue of changes in electoral law was "not on the table," reports the Belarusian service of Radio Liberty.

The House of Representatives also informed that a new date for the elections had not been discussed, while the deputies had received no instructions in question, BelaPAN.

Meanwhile, the previous election campaign had taken place two months before the required lawful term. So, September 14, 2010, the deputies of the House of Parliament voted at a special session to hold presidential elections on December 19, 2010 instead of February 2011. The fact that the election issue had been included on the agenda was revealed less than an hour before the opening session.