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02 December 2021, 09:58

Lukashenko: Early presidential election might be called after adopting new Constitution

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MINSK, 2 December (BelTA) – The adoption of the new Constitution might be followed by early presidential election, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said in an interview with Dmitry Kiselyov, Director General of the Russian state news agency MIA Rossiya Segodnya, BelTA has learned.

Aleksandr Lukashenko explained that after passing the constitutional amendments, new elections will be called for all power structures. “Parliamentary elections, a presidential election, and election of delegates to the Belarusian People's Congress. Three to four years are left before the presidential election. It can take place as scheduled. However, early election is also possible,” the president said.

“It will depend on the president's decision. Another option is formalizing another timing for the election in the transitional provisions of the Constitution,” the head of state added.

At the same time, Aleksandr Lukashenko found it difficult to answer the question whether he will run for re-election. “I don't know. Honestly, I don't know,” he said. According to him, this will depend primarily on the situation in the country.

When asked how he wants to be remembered, the president said that he had not thought about it. “I swear to you that I don't think about it, because I'm not going to abandon mainstream politics. Unfortunately, we are going through hard times now,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said. According to him, he wants to be remembered as ‘the founder of this state'.

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