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02 June 2020, 10:56

Opinion: Belarusians are immune to bombastic rhetoric

Sergei Sivets. An archive photo
Sergei Sivets. An archive photo

MINSK, 2 June (BelTA) – Belarusians have developed immunity against bombastic rhetoric and they judge politicians by their deeds and achievements, Chairman of the Legislation and State Construction Commission of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Sergei Sivets told BelTA.

According to the MP, it is symbolic that the ongoing presidential campaign is taking place in the year when Belarus marks the 30th anniversary of its sovereignty. “Over the past three decades the Belarusian society has developed immunity to bombastic rhetoric and statements. The assessment of political figures is based solely on their deeds and achievements. The era of revolutionary and populist battle cries is long gone,” Sergei Sivets said.

This election campaign is getting increasingly important in the face of new challenges and shocks the world has been facing recently. “It is already obvious that we will soon see a new world order where many geopolitical issues will be addressed exclusively by force. The power of Belarusians is in their historical wisdom based on their determination to preserve and promote the achievements of their ancestors – a possibility to live and work in a free, independent, prosperous and safe country,” the senator said.

The Constitution defines the president as a head of state and a person who bears utmost personal responsibility for strategic planning, efficient public administration, prevention of crises and dealing with challenges promptly, as well as public accord on the most sensitive social issues. “This all means that a presidential candidate should be up to the challenge and meet the highest institutional, professional, personal requirements,” the MP believes.

Over 30 years Belarus has developed strong political, legal and civil society institutions. The country continues strengthening the national statehood using relevant political, economic and social instruments. “Presidential election is not just another democratic way to form a government; first of all, it is a choice of a development model for the following five years,” Sergei Sivets is convinced.

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