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6 Aug 2020

Lukashenko wants legal assessment of alternative vote counting on election day

Lukashenko wants legal assessment of alternative vote counting on election day

MINSK, 6 August (BelTA) – It is necessary to assess the legitimacy of alternative vote counting at the presidential election in Belarus, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a meeting on 6 August to discuss ways to maintain security during the presidential election, BelTA has learned.

“Another topic I would like to bring up is the alternative vote counting on election day. The Prosecutor General's Office and courts should assess the legal status of such initiatives. This should be done in courts if such appeals are submitted,” the head of state asked.

He emphasized that in any case everyone who will come to the polls should have an opportunity to cast their ballot in a calm and festive environment without fears of attacks or interferences in their personal choice.

Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that he is closely following early voting at Belarus' presidential election. “People behave in a nice and decent way, without disturbing anyone. Some people want to go to the countryside or elsewhere on weekends, just as usual. We do not vote by post like some countries do. We have polling stations. Everyone goes to the polls to cast their ballot. We should make sure everything proceeds smoothly,” he said.

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