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Tsikhanouskaya announced creation of coordinating council for peaceful transfer of power in Belarus

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Belarusian politician also stated that she is ready for a dialogue with the authorities in order to restore the rule of law in the country
19:35, 14 August 2020

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, presidential candidate of Belarus in the 2020 election
Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters

Belarusian oppositionist and presidential candidate Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya announced that she was initiating the creation of a Coordinating Council to ensure the transfer of power. The Telegram channel of the joint headquarters of the opposition candidates Pool Pervoy reports this.

This decision was made taking into account what is happening in the country and the need to take urgent measures to restore the rule of law in Belarus.

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The council, according to Tsikhanouskaya, will be able to include representatives of civil society, respected and famous Belarusians, as well as professionals in their field.

The collection of applications from those wishing to join the Coordination Council will be conducted by Olga Kovalkova, Tsikhanouskaya's trustee and Maxim Znak, a lawyer.

I appeal to the international community, European countries with a request to help us organize a dialogue with the Belarusian authorities,” the appeal says.

She also said that the current government should show a readiness for dialogue with the people and for this to release all the detained protesters, remove the special police forces and troops from the streets of the cities, and also initiate a criminal case against those who gave orders to beat and shoot people.

As we reported before, the Central Election Commission of Belarus has announced the final results of the election. According to the commission, the incumbent President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko wins the election

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