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Belarusian society’s interest in elections is growing - analyst

The fact that there are no non-alternative districts at the elections to the House of Representatives of the seventh convocation indicates that the Belarusian society's interest in this political event is growing. This opinion was expressed to the BELTA correspondent by Oleg Korneev, analyst of the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Research.

The expert has noted that competition at the current parliamentary elections is much higher than at the previous ones in 2016. "There are very few districts with only two parliamentary candidates. There are districts where they are seven to eight, and was even nine at the stage of registration. Interest in the elections is growing, it is noticeable," Oleg Korneev said.

He explained that this may be due to the fact that there is a certain demand in society that deputies uphold their position more actively. This coincides with the opinion of the Head of State, who noted in May at a meeting on the organisation and conduct of elections that parliament should become a discussion platform for dialogue between deputies with different political views.