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12 September 2019, 13:24

Belarus president calls for proper parliamentary elections

MINSK, 12 September (BelTA) – The parliamentary elections in Belarus should proceed in line with the legislation. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko pointed it out as he authorized the appointment of a number of heads of municipal government agencies on 12 September, BelTA has learned.

Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “As for politics, I've already said, we've started an exam. Today's pre-election revelry, there is no other word to describe it, before the parliamentary elections indicates that it is just a rehearsal of the presidential election. They will try to prevent us from calmly going through these periods. But we should do it the way we are supposed to. We should hold the elections in a manageable country, in our country for our own sake. Since we've decided how we will proceed about it, we should follow the tactics.”

The head of state pointed out that if some people are targeted during the parliamentary elections, the assaults will be recognized as assaults on the long-term target – the president. “This is what is going on now. They sometimes deliver undeserved, dishonest, unfair blows keeping the president in their sights. I am ready for it. I want you to be alert and know that we cannot allow anyone to unravel the country. You know who wants to do that,” Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked.

Aleksandr Lukashenko added that nowadays all the problems – economy in the regions, salaries, workforce shortage, and people's lives as a whole – have been left for the municipal government agencies to handle. “If you need help, say so,” the president said.

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