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01 March 2019, 12:22

Date of Belarus' elections to be set in March-April

MINSK, 1 March (BelTA) – The decision on the schedule of the parliamentary and presidential elections in Belarus will be made in March-April, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with community leaders, experts, Belarusian and foreign media on 1 March, BelTA has learned.

“I swear to you: even if the situation is really bad, I will never manipulate public opinion in order to find the right time to make a bid for power,” Alexander Lukashenko said. He noted that the election campaigns will be held within the coming two years.

According to the Belarusian president, these landmark political events will be a test not only for him. “We all will take this test and account to the people,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

The head of state noted that he has reasons to believe that the government will pass this test with dignity. “The most important thing is to hold these campaigns in a businesslike manner. Let us conduct them properly. I promise that everything will be fair and competitive. However, if I see that some politician is up to destroying the country and undermining our stability, I will respond to that,” the president noted.

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