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NTV on early voting fraud in Belarus (Video)

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Human rights activists and presidential candidate AndreI Sannikov told about violations.

As our readers inform, this news item was excised from the Belarusian air by censorship. Here is the NTV news item, which wasn’t shown in Belarus this morning:

Over 6,000 ballot stations opened today in Belarus. The early voting at the country’s presidential election starts today. Syarhei Kalyakin, the leader of “For Fair Elections” movement, is surprised: early voting is a common thing in the world, but Belarus has the world’s highest early voting turnout. The average rate is a quarter of all voters. Once one district established a record: as far as 99.5% of the voters decided not to wait for the election day.

Syarhei Kalyakin, the leader of “For Fair Elections” movement: “As if the whole districts moves somewhere. They put to sea, or fly to the Canary Islands, I don’s know. It provokes not even astonishment, but suspicion that someone needs this.”

The opposition candidates don’t hide their suspicion regarding who exactly needs this.

Andrei Sannikov, a Belarusian presidential aspirant: “It’s an uncontrolled process. They always try to attract as many voters as possible to the early voting. If the turnout reaches 40%, it will mean things really look black.”

The candidates offered the Central Election Commission to use transparent ballot boxes as a symbol of honest elections. The CEC declined the offer.