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Lukashenko holds session to discuss parliamentary elections

MINSK (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko is holding a session to discuss the organization and hosting of the forthcoming elections to the House of Representatives and the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly on 17 May, BelTA informs.

“Today we need to discuss a number of issues concerning the forthcoming parliamentary elections and the preparedness of local authorities for the elections. It was suggested to hold the elections in November 2019. We will determine optimal dates in the near future. It means that major pre-election events envisaged in the legislation should begin in August,” the head of state said.

In his words, it is essential to solve all organizing issues in advance to ensure stable environment for people's voting in the period of the active election campaign.

“Requirements to the election campaign are unchanged. We need honest and fair elections without artificial limitations. No one should have any doubts about their legitimacy,” the Belarusian leader stressed.