Because of the epidemic, collecting signatures and campaigning will be difficult. Arrival of foreign observers in Belarus is a toss-up issue. An attempt of the centre-right coalition to nominate a single candidate has failed.

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The presidential election in Belarus to be held on August 9, 2020 — so deputies of the House of Representatives decided at an extraordinary meeting on May 8. This is the earliest date that the law allowed to choose at this meeting (no later than 90 days before the election). Although initially a much later election date had been hinted at — August 30 — the appointment of an earlier date was now justified by the need to factor in a potential second round.


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