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Article 45
 

Local executive and administrative bodies under agreement with the relevant electoral commissions determine the places where the candidates for the President of the Republic of Belarus, their authorized persons in order to carry out electoral agitation may hold mass actions (outdoor assemblies, meetings, picketing) within the procedure determined by this Article.


To organize a mass action mentioned in part one of this Article a candidate for the President of the Republic of Belarus, the authorized person of the candidate shall send a notification to the local executive and administrative body, on the territory of which its holding is planned (in Minsk the notification shall be sent to the Minsk City executive Committee) not later than two days prior to the suggested day of holding the event.The notification shall indicate the form of the mass event, location (locations) of its holding, date, time of the beginning and end of the event; surname, name and patronymic of the applicant, data about his residence and telephone number as well as the date of submission of the notification.If the local executive and administrative body has earlier received a notification from another candidate for the President of the Republic of Belarus, his authorized person about holding of a mass event at the same location and time and there is no agreement on holding of the joint mass event, the local executive and administrative body shall, not later than the following day after receiving the notification, inform the applicant about a proposal to change location and (or) time for holding the mass event.


Mass events mentioned in part one of this Article may be conducted from 8 a.m. to 22 p.m.


Ensuring public order and safety of citizens when holding a mass action shall be imposed on the local executive and administrative body and internal affairs bodies.Candidates, their authorized persons are obliged to contribute to ensuring public order.


A mass event as well as its preparation shall be terminated upon the request of the head or a deputy head of the relevant local executive and administrative body, an internal affairs body in case of:


failure to follow the requirements determined by parts two and three of this Article by the candidate, authorized person;


arising of danger for life and health of citizens.