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Lukashenko is ready to begin negotiations with opposition

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the president, he is ready to start talks with ‘sane’ people
20:57, 27 August 2020

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President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko reported that he is ready to hold negotiations with the opposition but ‘not at the streets’ and with 'sane' people as BelTa reported.

“If someone wants a dialogue, you are welcome. The student associations are the collectives with which I am ready to hold a dialogue. The working collectives (I have already told about it). You are welcome, form your representatives and we will hold a dialogue…If there are sane people from the opposition who see their country free and independent, you are welcome, express your position but not on the street. There will be no dialogue in Belarus under the pressure of the streets,” Lukashenko said.

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Besides, the president offered the opposition to form the representatives and make offers concerning the new Constitution.

“Everyone wants a new political system. For God's sake, let’s get to work on the Constitution; offer proposals; we will form new Constitution – it is the main law in any country,” he underlined.

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.

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

Earlier, Candidate for the presidency in Belarus Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya stated that she initiated the creation of the Coordination Council for transfer of the power. It was specified that representatives of the civilian society, respected and well-known Belarusian and professionals will be included in the council.

 

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