Elections: Popular Front to withdraw candidates five days ahead of polls


Liavon Barscheuski, the leader of the Party of the Belarusian Popular Front, has proposed the United Democratic Forces to back his party's decision to withdraw candidates for MP seats on September 23, five days ahead of the national polls.  Speaking during the UDF Political Council's meeting Sunday, Barscheuski noted it would be a mistake to postpone this important decision for September 21 as UDF plans to do. "The authorities should be faced with a choice now whether they want the results of elections recognised or noted", he said.