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Belarus CEC: 304 initiative groups registered

MINSK (BelTA) – Belarus' Central Election Commission has registered 304 initiative groups to collect signatures in support of prospective candidates for the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the six convocation, reads a statement posted on the website of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Belarus, BelTA has learned.

A total of 479 applications were filed with district election commissions. 7 July was the deadline for submitting applications to register initiative groups. According to Nikolai Lozovik, the number of registered groups may change, as the district election commissions will continue reviewing the applications within five days after the applications were filed.

The majority of applications were filed in Minsk – 139 (77 registered). The smallest number of applications was submitted in Vitebsk Oblast – 48 (37 registered). Among the candidates, whose initiative groups were registered, 201 people are with non-party affiliation and 103 are party members. Of them 24 are representatives of the United Civil Party, 16 represent Belarusian left party A Just World, 16 - the Belarusian Popular Fund, 12 - the Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Hramada), 11 - the Communist Party of Belarus, ten - the Liberal Democratic Party, seven - the Republican Party of Labor and Justice, three – the Belarusian Green Party, three – the Belarusian Patriotic Party, and one represents the Belarusian Social and Democratic Hramada Party.