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President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko answered the accusations of authoritarianism. It is reported BelTA.
He drew attention to the fact that the Constitution and laws of the country always came from existing realities. “I never denied: indeed, our legal system was built this way and is aimed at creating and strengthening the vertical of power, because after the collapse of the Soviet Union we were left alone,” said he.
Lukashenko said that trading partners are “thrown” to Belarus, which the Republic did not get “a lot of billions”. “I’m going to ensure that we the people had nothing to eat: the empty shelves in the country, which has always been developed in this respect — consumer goods and food products,” — said the Belarusian leader.
He is convinced that in the current situation, the authorities had no human rights. “The basic human right to eat and wear, what I was doing,” he said.
Lukashenko stressed that the implementation of any reforms need time, change cannot be achieved by storm. “In Ukraine tried to storm that he received? The richest country in Europe. They are doing something wrong? Do the right thing. Anyway, we’re all going that way,” he said.
“I can assure you: democracy and freedom in Belarus, no less than in our own, brotherly Russia or the West, or further afield in developing countries”, — concluded the Belarusian leader.
Earlier, the press-Secretary of Lukashenko Natalia Eismont said that the term “dictatorship” has become an international brand in the country. “For dictatorship in our current understanding we can see, in my opinion, the order, discipline, and absolutely normal, quiet life. It seems to me that we are so often spoken that word, that the dictatorship already — it’s our brand,” explained Eismont.
Lukashenko has headed Belarus since 1994. Since then he was re-elected four times. On 2015 elections, his candidacy was supported to 83.49 percent of voters with a turnout of 87.2 percent. The fifth presidential term of Lukashenko will come to an end in 2020. About plans to participate again in the presidential race, the head of state has not yet been declared.
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