Belarus opposition calls for boycott of parliamentary elections

Belarus opposition calls for boycott of parliamentary elections
# 22 September 2012 03:05 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. Belarus’ opposition parties are calling on voters to boycott the upcoming parliamentary elections, Anatoly Lebedko, leader of the opposition United Civil Party, told local media on Friday, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

"Six political structures, including the United Civil Party, Belarusian Christian Democracy, the Independent Radio Electronic Industry Trade Union, Belarusian Rukh, the Belarusian Intelligentsia Rada, and Molodoi Front have now issued a joint call on voters not to vote in the parliamentary elections," Lebedko said.

The opposition activist said the current election campaign in Belarus was "the worst" ever conducted in Belarus.

Earlier, two main opposition parties had withdrawn their candidates from the elections.

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said that by boycotting the parliamentary elections the opposition is demonstrating its weakness. "They are not ready to fight today," he said.

The elections will officially take place on Sunday but early voting had started on Tuesday.
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