The only opposition MP in the Belarusian parliament says she has collected the required signatures to register as a candidate.
Homiel teacher, Pukhovichi murderers, musicians, Russian drivers and even night buyers of alcohol.
Experts from the National Agency for Investment and Privatization and the BEROC Centre for Economic Research tell the story.
Belarus promises to do it not worse than the best capitals on the continent.
EU envoy in Minsk Dirk Schuebel is optimistic all of the EU member states and the European Parliament will give a go-ahead.