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25 February 2024, 11:54

Lukashenko: Parliament’s role will be increasing 

MINSK, 25 February (BelTA) - The role of the parliament in Belarus will be increasing, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko told the media after he cast his vote in the parliamentary and local elections on 25 February, BelTA has learned.

Assessing the competition in the current elections, the president said that “the times when crowds were running in the elections are not the same anymore.”

“People are beginning to realize that in Belarus, for example, the president is not a tsar, not God. It is a very hard job. Not everyone will dare to take up the burden of leading the country in the current situation. The same is true for the parliament,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said. “The role of the parliament will be increasing. Every month, every year. We are already transferring some powers to the parliament and other authorities. A certain restructuring is underway, generations are changing.”

The head of state mentioned the recent statement by head of the Central Election Commission Igor Karpenko: if someone wants a show at the elections, they should seek it in the circus.

“This is an extremely serious event, especially at the moment when our government is going through modernization. They may criticize us for some kind of weak modernization. But we have always said that all processes everywhere should be evolutionary in nature. If we take drastic approaches, we can do it now, but then it is going to be a revolution. Belarus and Russia have had enough revolutions. What it can lead to? Ukraine can be cited as an example here. They reached the limit not time ago, but tried it again in 2014-2015 through Maidan. This is what those sharp turns led to. That is why we are acting without any hurry, modernizing our system. We need to make it balanced,” the president emphasized.
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