"We purposefully improve our internal social processes. I think that in February, we will hold a referendum and adopt a new constitution," the politician said.
Lukashenko announced the need to prepare a new basic law in February at the VI All-Belarusian People's Assembly. In July, the established Constitutional Commission presented a draft document, which the politician returned for revision. The updated draft was presented by Lukashenko on November 4.
As it was reported, presidential elections took place in Belarus on August 9. According to official CEC data, 80.1% of voters voted for Oleksandr Lukashenko and 10.1% for his main opponent, Svitlana Tikhanovska.
After the election results were announced, protests engulfed the country. Security forces detain protesters and use force against them, opening politically motivated cases against the opposition.
A number of European countries do not recognized the results of the elections in Belarus, and Lukashenko - the incumbent president.