President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko convened a meeting on ensuring the security of the election campaign. The BelTA news agency reported this on August 6.
“It is clear that the elections have begun, early voting is underway, but it will be useful, taking into account the experience of today, to re-evaluate the current situation and, if necessary, develop additional measures to ensure security for the near future,” Lukashenka said.
The head of state emphasized that everyone who insulted and intimidated civil servants, military personnel, members of election commissions, vertical power workers should be held accountable in accordance with the laws of Belarus.
Earlier, on August 4, the officers’ meetings of the armed forces of Belarus announced their full support for the incumbent head of state Alexander Lukashenko in the presidential elections.
The elections will be held on August 9. The Central Election Commission registered five people as candidates: Andrei Dmitriev, Anna Kanopatskaya, the current head of state Alexander Lukashenko, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Sergei Cherechenya. Two applicants, Viktor Babariko and Valery Tsepkalo, were refused registration.
If he wins, this will be the sixth term for Lukashenka.