Lukashenkа: “I am a humble man”

At the official meeting dedicated to Belarus’ Independence Day the Belarusian President has deflated his own words about transferring power to his youngest son.
“When coming back home from foreign trips, I am surprised to read or hear the statements that Lukashenka is here forever. I say it again, but not to justify myself: my kids are fed up with their father’s presidency. There will be no transfer of power in Belarus,” state-owned news agency BelTA quotes Aliaksandr Lukashenka as saying.
“I am a humble man. Thanks to you, I have the honor of being the first President of an independent state, your President. I remember everything. There were many fights, predictions and many opportunities to dip the country into chaos. Then I promised myself: I am the first President. After me there will be others and I have to make sure that no one would want to be dishonest. And if I am going to behave dishonestly, and if I behave like many oligarchs around our country, every President after me will be tempted to repeat it. I am the first President, your President and I just can’t afford it,” Aliaksandr Lukashenka said.
“Some people have started to question serious prospects of Belarus-Venezuela co-operation. My son Mikalai is here and this speaks for the fact that we have laid the foundation for our cooperation for the long haul and we have a person to pick up the torch in 20-25 years,” Aliaksandr Lukashenka said at the meeting of the presidents of Belarus and Venezuela in Caracas. The statement has touched off numerous rumours of “transfer of power by inheritance” again.
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