Chairman of the United Civil Party Anatoli Lebedko said that the government of Belarus had a list of newly elected MPs. According to him, it makes no sense for the UCP to participate in the elections. In this regard, UCP intends to take part in the campaign "For Fair Elections without Lukashenko," said the politician.
"UCP is based on the fact that there is neither election, nor parliament, but a political campaign. And now, the dilemma is as follows: one should, but can’t participate in the election, as what is offered by Lukashenko is the election by his script. Everything is pre- known and spelled out," said Anatoli Lebedko during an online conference on the site Lenta.ru.
"A few days ago, Lukashenko announced the information that the election would be held on September 23. But the paradox is that the government offices have already got the names of 110 deputies. That is, the campaign has not yet begun, and the deputies are actually there. And no matter what happens, no matter how many their opponents gain - 55 or 99%, certain people have already been assigned to receive a parliamentary mandate. The same happened in 2000, in 2004 and in 2008," stated the UCP leader.
"Essentially we are talking about the active boycott. We see Lukashenko’s campaign as a tool for achieving the goals of our campaign. We register our candidates, the "candidates" in terms of power and the "speakers" in our terminology. The speakers’ task is to convey to the people that Alexander Lukashenko and his system are a dead end. The only way out is a fair election without Lukashenko," Anatoli Lebedko explained the position of the United Civil Party.
As Telegraf previously reported, chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko said on June 29 that the new parliament should be formed by the people, "proven loyalty to the country, not indifferent to its fate, ready to strengthen the country's sovereignty and to serve for the benefit of the Belarusian people."