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Belarus Parliamentary Elections 2012

24 Sep 2012

Belarus ready to hear out remarks, opposed to excessive pressure

MINSK, 24 September (BelTA) – Belarus is ready to hear out remarks made regarding the election campaign but is a priori opposed to excessive pressure. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko made the statement on 24 September as he met with Sergei Lebedev, Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee, CIS Executive Secretary, head of the CIS mission sent to observe the parliamentary elections in Belarus, the press service of the head of state told BelTA.

“We tried to hold the elections as democratic as possible, without a hitch. Naturally there may have been some rough spots because an entire country was involved, over 7,000 polling stations, about 7.5 million voters. Nevertheless, there may be some faults and we are ready to work on them,” stressed Alexander Lukashenko.

“But from elections to elections, you may have noticed, we get better bit by bit and try to make these processes as automatic as possible due to the unbelievable pressure from Western countries, you know it. We are calm about it. They may have some rational ideas and I, among other people, am ready to listen to them and make relevant conclusions. The only thing we don’t accept is a priori excessive pressure. Belarus is governed by the supremacy of the law, the Constitution,” said Alexander Lukashenko.

“Vladimir Churov, Chairman of the Central Election Commission of Russia, made a surprisingly accurate comment about it. He said there is a constitution, there are laws, you have to assess whether the elections meet the laws of Belarus. And there is nothing to find fault with. All the rest is just foam,” said the President. “It is a very precise absolute assessment for any country. We hold elections for our own sake and in line with our own laws. They may not be perfect but for now the laws are in effect and we have to abide by them. I am ready to hear out serious remarks. We are ready to work on it,” said the head of state.


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