Belarusian opposition issues demands to authorities

Source : 112 Ukraine

One of the main points is holding of new elections in the country, adhering to all international standards
09:53, 20 August 2020

Huge crowds in central Minsk demand the resignation of Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka. August 16, 2020
Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters

During the first session, the presidium of the Coordination Council (CC) of the opposition of Belarus adopted the resolution with main demands to the authorities, including holding of new elections, as Deutsche Welle reported.

According to the document, the CC demands to recognize the result of the presidential elections on August 9 as null and void and hold new elections, according to the international standards and with another composition of the Central Election Committee. Besides, the avoidance of the negotiations with the CC by the current authorities will hold to the exacerbation of the political and economic crisis in Belarus.

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The aim of the CC is to find ways to overcome the crisis in Belarus and provision of the social harmony on the basis of the constitution. It is underlined that the CC does not aim to amend the constitutional order and foreign policy.

Among main demands are the restoration of the status of the Republic of Belarus as a democratic and legal state, stop violence and political prosecution by the authorities, and investigation of the occurred events. Moreover, the resolution mentions the necessity to release all political prisoners and pay compensation to the affected people.

Related: Belarusian Health Ministry confirms death of another protester

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.

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.

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


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