Lazavik: Future presidential and local elections might be combined

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The future local and presidential elections, scheduled for 2010 and 2011, might be combined, Mikalai Lazavik, the secretary of the Central Election Commission, told the European Radio for Belarus.
"This option is totally possible. But it will be decided by the subjects stipulated by the Constitution... Since the schedule for the presidential and the local elections differs for two months only, this option is also possible", he said in an interview with the European Radio for Belarus.

According to Mr Lazavik, this combination could simplify the work of the election officials and save significant amounts of money.