Today was the first day of the signature-collecting campaign in Belarus. In order to be officially registered as a presidential candidate, politicians must submit no less than 100,000 valid signatures in their support. The campaign has begun on September 30th and will end on October 29th.
Most presidential hopefuls end members of their initiative groups decided not to procrastinate and took to the streets despite rainy weather. You can read more about tactics and strategies chosen by the candidates for this election season here.
The total of seventeen initiative groups were registered by the Election Commission. The first round of presidential elections is scheduled for December 19th.