The Belarusian politician Valery Tsepkalo, who was refused registration by the national Central Election Commission as a presidential candidate, decided to ask the international community for help in ensuring the process of honest expression of the will of the Belarusian people at the upcoming voting.

Former presidential candidate in Belarus and former head of the High-Tech Park Valery Tsepkalo addressed the heads of 32 countries with an appeal in which he asks them for help in ensuring free presidential elections in the country, which will start voting on August 4.

“On behalf of the people of Belarus, I ask for support in organizing international observation of the voting process in the presidential elections and counting of votes, as well as support for their holding for Belarusian citizens living in other countries,” Tsepkalo said in an appeal quoted by Interfax.

The politician stressed that at present the authorities in the country are actively hindering the holding of free and fair presidential elections.

“There is forceful pressure on everyone who wants a fair and transparent electoral process. For this, methods of intimidation and brute force are used,” Tsepkalo added.

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