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8 Oct 2015

Lukashenko: Democracy is the state that acts in the best interest of its people

Lukashenko: Democracy is the state that acts in the best interest of its people

MINSK, 8 October (BelTA) - Democracy is the state that does everything in the interests of its people, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he presented state awards on 8 October, BelTA has learned.

The head of state expressed deep gratitude to all who have been making their contribution to the development and prosperity of the country. The President showed his profound gratitude to mothers of many children. Among the awardees were six women who gave birth to five children. “I would like to express special gratitude to you for children. We need them now more than ever. I often speak about it. In the future we will continue attaching top priority to children and seniors. We will be doing everything possible for them,” the President noted.

Lukashenko: Democracy is the state that acts in the best interest of its peopleAccording to Alexander Lukashenko, “we are seriously constrained and this is not through our fault.” “If not for external conditions, we would have been a prosperous state a long time ago,” said the President. “They can learn a lot from us, and I openly say about this during the talks with major foreign leaders once they start hinting about the government system in our country, about the democracy. First and foremost, democracy is the people. Democracy is the state does everything in the interests of the people. Democracy is when you have the opportunity to have kids, feel secure, where you can reach out to authorities. I do not want to say that we have done everything in these directions, but to reach the highest levels of power in our country is possible,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

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