MINSK, 4 August (BelTA) – Close attention should be paid to the harvesting campaign. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko gave the relevant instructions as he met with heads of the oblast administrations, the Minsk city administration, the president's aides for the oblasts and the city of Minsk on 4 August, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “I often say that the election is well and good, it will end in the evening on 9 August, and on 10 August we will have to take care of hard and routine work that may seem uninteresting to some people. But life cannot go on without this work. So, once again: attention should be paid to peasants. We should continue working as hard, particularly this week. The weather is hot. We should use the opportunity and gather in the bulk of the cereals. To gather in the crops is a number one task. The harvest is good, we cannot lose it.”
The president stressed that all the infrastructure in the regions ranging from communications to transportation should function without interruptions, particularly during the election campaign. “We should make sure that all the infrastructure organizations operate like a clock. It is a good test, on par with a military exercise for the army,” Aleksandr Lukashenko noted.
“Our people always take an active part in elections. We should ask them to find some time and come to cast their votes during the week despite the summer period (everyone has his or her own things to take care of). Our people are conscientious and will respond to our request to participate in this election,” the head of state added.