The President of Belarus, Alyaksandr Lukashenka, acknowledged that he didn’t intend to proceed his workplace after his nation adopted the brand new structure. He knowledgeable about it at a gathering with the workers of one of many hospitals in Minsk.
– I do not make any constitutions for myself. With the brand new structure, I’ll now not cooperate with you as president, mentioned Alyaksandr Lukashenka, quoted by the BiełTA company. He assured that when adopting the brand new structure, he would by no means permit “somebody to bungled or that somebody would later rig elections below the brand new structure”.
“Even when I do know it isn’t what I need.” Why? As a result of the Belarusian individuals ought to undergo what they need to. Higher now, no struggle. Worse, in the event that they throw us this struggle, he mentioned.
Lukashenka additionally commented on the postulates that parliamentary elections ought to be held in accordance with get together lists, which might imply the creation of latest events. He was satisfied that this might result in a cut up in society and the emergence of teams with completely different pursuits. – All of it appears to be like good when considered with others – get together lists and the like. However if you’d like it and the nation votes for it, it is going to be so – he introduced.
The Belarusian chief criticized the protesters who “primarily assault the president and the authorities”. – Let there be democracy, everybody ought to be elected. We handed it behind (Mikhail) Gorbachev. At the moment, we chosen everybody: firm bosses, administrators. So what, did we select to? We misplaced the nation and the (Soviet) Union collapsed. Now they need to throw these items off us too, ‘he mentioned.
The announcement of the change of the structure
Lukashenka mentioned in mid-November that 70-80 % of the president’s powers could possibly be taken over by the federal government and different authorities in Belarus. Amendments to the structure, he argued, are a means out of the scenario when “the nation and society need adjustments”.
Lukashenka began speaking in regards to the reform of the structure after the outbreak of protests in opposition to his rule in August this 12 months. In the meantime, the opposition, which accuses him of rigging the presidential election on 9 August, is demanding new elections to not modify the structure.
A month in the past, Lukashenka introduced that details about the adjustments to the structure could be introduced on the All-Belarusian Individuals’s Congress, which is held each 5 years. The earlier conference happened in 2016.
After Lukashenka was secretly sworn in because the president of Belarus on September 23, the European Union and the US declared that they’d not acknowledge him because the professional president and launched sanctions in opposition to representatives of the Belarusian regime.
Foremost photograph supply: PAP / EPA / SERGEI SHELEG / BELTA POOL