Lukashenka: No show at parliamentary elections

During Friday’s visit to Karelichy district, president Alyaksandr Lukashenka has urged Belarusians not to ‘rock the country’ in the course of the upcoming parliamentary elections.

He expressed hope that the election campaign would be ‘calmly and quiet’, despite of some people’s intention to make a ‘show’ out of it. According to Lukashenka, a ‘noisy’ campaign is not a sign of democracy

“…We shouldn’t rock the country, swaying ourselves and getting others to sway. We have to do our job. Because if we rock for a year, the next two or three years will be lost,” state-run mews agency BelTA quotes Lukashenka.

The Belarusian leader admitted the presence of ‘pro-government’ parliamentary candidates in Belarus and spoke out ih their favour. In his opinion, most of them are better than ‘ ignorant babblers’ who want ‘everything to be divided’ and changed.

Lukashenka also called the parliamentary elections a ‘rehearsal of the presidential campaign’ which he expects to be a more serious challenge.

In early August, Alyaksandr Lukashenka signed a number of decrees to set the dates for the elections to the Council of the Republic and the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus of the 7th convocation. They will be held on 7 and 17 November 2019 respectively.

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