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13 June 2016 13:00
Belarus is preparing for the parliamentary elections
The parliamentary elections in Belarus will take place on 11 September. The Central Election Commission (CEC) of Belarus has launched a new information resource Elections 2016 in the run-up to the parliamentary elections in Belarus. The Internet resource is intended to provide the latest news on the elections to the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus. The CEC-run site will publish news, materials and documents on the election campaign. CEC Chairperson Lidia Yermoshina noted that election campaigns in Belarus are already invested. I hope that out potential candidates to the parliament will also start to invest. This means they will have an opportunity to organize additional information activities, and the campaign will become more visible and interesting for the voters,” she said.
More than 22 thousand applicants signed up for the Belarusian language test
Today starts centralized testing in Belarus. Traditionally, the first test is the Belarusian language. This year, more than 22 thousand people signed up for it. To get to the test, applicants are required to present a passport and a special pass. As before, any gadgets are banned. All in all, a total of more than 100 thousand Belarusians registered for the centralized testing this year. The most popular subject is the Russian language.
Museum-bus “Flowers of the Great Victory” arrived in Vitebsk
The delegates of the 5th All-Belarusian People's Assembly, as well as pupils and students met in Vitebsk to greet a museum-bus called “Flower of the Great Victory." Vitebsk Region is the first to welcome the traveling exhibition organized by the Minsk museums, activists of the Belarusian Republican Youth Union and the Federation of Trade Unions. The exhibition tells the story of the peaceful development of Belarus and its heroic struggle against the Nazi invaders. Entrance to the museum is free, the exhibits can be touched and photographed.
The opening of the exhibition marks the beginning of a new project "Dialogue of Generations."