KIROVSK DISTRICT, 20 June (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko urged not to pit women against him and explained what he meant by saying that a woman cannot yet become president of Belarus as he talked with the participants of the commemorative event in the village of Borki, Kirovsk District on 20 June, BelTA has learned.
Responding to the words of support from one of the female participants, the head of state said: “I am all yours, I know for sure. They are trying to pit women against him right now. Remember, I once said that a woman cannot be president in Belarus yet. I gave a number of reasons but they quoted the words about constitution out of context.”
“What I meant is that our Constitution is such that it is hard even for a man to carry this burden. If this burden is placed on a woman, she will collapse, poor thing. This is what I meant, not because I do not respect women,” the president noted.
“If there were no women, I would not be president," the Belarusian leader said.
They would not succeed in pitting women against him, he added.