The Belarus Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the three former presidential candidates’ appeals against the results of the August 9 elections that led to the re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko.
“Since the Central Electoral Commission (KEK) did not take the decision to invalidate the elections and this matter does not fall within the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus, the complaint about the invalidity of the elections will not be considered by the court, since this is the case. ” Claims are outside his jurisdiction, “the court stated in a judicial provision.
Opponents Svetlana Tijanovskaya, Anna Kanopatskaya and Andrei Dimitriev appealed the results of the presidential elections and called for the elections to be annulled in order to hold them again. No appeal can be made against this decision.
Belarus is the scene of strong protests in the wake of the presidential elections, which confirmed the sixth term of Lukashenko, who has been in office since 1994.