Candidate for the presidency of Belarus from the unregistered party "Belarusian Christian Democracy" Vital Rymasheuski said at a press conference, held on November 8 for the sake of the development of a uniform strategy of opposition in the presidential election, that the authorities would rig the elections and the victory of the incumbent Alexander Lukashenko "will be drawn in the first round."
«It’s absolutely clear today to everyone that elections will be rigged, that fraud is being prepared now and the elections will not be free,» the BCD leader said.
According to Telegraf, the politician also says that «a real victory for Lukashenko (Alexander Lukashenko — Telegraf) is impossible in the first round today.» In this regard, he called on not «to warm up the show, put up by the regime of Lukashenko.
According to Vital Rymasheuski, the main purpose of this press conference was to show that «at least some minimal unity of the opposition is now possible.»
«The challenge of this year is to prepare the area (mass protests — Telegraf) not to be ashamed of the way these massive protests are going to take place, in order not to repeat the mistakes of 2006. Particularly, in case the Belarusians, longing for changes, do not support the current regime, if they express their protests massively on Kastrychnitskaya Square, we should be ahead, should be able to manage this process. We should be able to take these people into the ranks of our parties, organizations, we should lead these protests sure to change the existing regime sooner or later,» the head of the Christian Democrats noted.
Besides Vital Rymasheuski the press conference was attended by other potential presidential candidate in Belarus such as leader of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party (People’s Hramada) Nikolai Statkevich and head of the movement «Tell the truth!» Vladimir Niakliaeu. Contender from the United Civil Party Yaroslav Romanchuk was represented by its head Anatoli Lebedko.