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Belarusian opposition plans to finish formation of coordinating council for power transfer

Source : 112 Ukraine

70 people will enter the council
15:36, 18 August 2020

Leader of Belarusian opposition, main rival of current president at the elections Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
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The HQ of the united Belarusian opposition plans to finish the formation of the coordinating council for the transfer of power in Belarus, as TASS news agency reports.

It is noted that 70 people would enter the council.

“We intend to finish its formation today; 70 people would be on the list. We received a few hundreds of applications. We have announced some of the people who entered it; besides, respectful people will be included,” trustee of candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Olga Kovalkova reported.

Related: Protests in Belarus: 158 people hospitalized with bodily injuries

Moreover, she has noted that the HQ does not comment on the statements of incumbent president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko that he offered to hold recalculation of the votes.

“We need dialogue and we want to establish it through the coordinating council,” Kovalkova added.

Earlier, Alexander Lukashenko admitted the possibility to hold new elections and transfer power; however, only after the referendum on the amendments to the Constitution.

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On August 9, the clashes of the protesters with the law enforcers started in Minsk. The law enforcers used stun grenades and water cannons against the protesters. Later, it was reported that a man died during the protests. A young man received a fatal head injury. On August 10, protests against the results of the presidential elections were resumed in the Republic of Belarus, a flash-noise grenade exploded in the center of Minsk; journalists talked about three volleys at the intersection of Kalvariyskaya Street and Masherov Avenue.

During three nights of protests in Belarus, over 6,000 people were detained; about 500 were hospitalized. Over 40 criminal proceedings were opened. According to Belarusian mass media, the location of some detainees is still unknown.

On August 14, the Central Election Commission of Belarus announced the final results of the election. According to the commission, the incumbent President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko won the election.

Related: Canada does not recognize results of presidential elections in Belarus

Earlier, it was reported that at least five people died in the results of the clashes with law enforcers during the protests in Belarus.

 

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