MINSK, 2 December (BelTA) – Last year's presidential election in Poland was rigged, and President Andrzej Duda didn't actually win half the vote, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said in a recent interview with Dmitry Kiselyov, Director General of the Russian state news agency MIA Rossiya Segodnya, BelTA has learned.
"You know how Duda ‘won'? He did not get 50% of the vote, he cheated," the Belarusian leader said. When asked whether the election was rigged, Aleksandr Lukashenko said: "Absolutely."
The head of state stated that there is a powerful opposition in Poland now. “Donald Tusk has been elected leader of the Civic Platform. Law and Justice is in power now. There is this trio: out of his mind Kaczynski and Morawiecki, Duda. When the opposition did well in the election, they gave Duda several thousand votes, a less than a percent, in order to make him the winner," he said.
According to the Belarusian president, when the opposition took to the streets “the Americans put a brake on the protests promising the opposition a win in the next election ". Poland is under heavier external control than Ukraine, only they are doing it quietly. Most of the Polish society does not want a fight with Belarus. They have never seen a bad thing from us. They have come to their senses today, they have woken up, and they see what is happening and who is to blame for this," the Belarusian leader said.
"Donald Tusk is a strong politician. With him running, those currently in power will suffer a bad defeat," the head of state is sure. "There is someone to talk to in Poland. Poles are tough people. They will make any politician do what is beneficial to them."