The authorities approve the names of local councils members long before the “elections”.
Siarhei Skrabets, a former head of the group “Republic” in the “house of representatives” said to Belorusski Partizan.
The former politician and now unemployed man was nominated as a candidate in the local council elections two times, in the parliamentary elections three times and in the presidential elections two times for the last ten years. He studied all stages of the Belarusian justice. So, Skrabets chose not to run in the 2014 local elections.
“I ran in the parliamentary elections in 2000 in the town of Lida, where I was born and grew up. I defeated the pro-government candidate and collected twice as more votes as he did. But no one counts the votes. They just draw figures. Winners are known three years before the 'elections'. The list of members of the next ''parliament' was already approved.
It's strange that one doesn't need higher education to be a member of parliament, prepare and adopt laws. One doesn't need to have legal education. It's the same if people were offered to visit doctors without medical education. The main thing is that they should be loyal to Lukashenka, who, by the way, doesn't have legal education either. Ignoramuses and fools rule us. That's why we live in this way. Ask any MP what he does in the 'parliament'. I am sure none of them can answer this tricky question. Ask any person, ask a thousand of people to call the name of any MP. They won't recall a single name,” he is convinced.
We remind that none “elections” and “referendums” held in Belarus since 1995 have been recognised by international organisations.