Posted: 26.02.2024 13:36:00

Lukashenko: current government supported by over 87% of Belarus’ population

The current government is definitely supported by more than 87 percent of the population – as stated by the President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, during his today’s meeting with Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee Sergei Lebedev

Welcoming his guest at the Palace of Independence, the Head of State noted that the observation mission monitoring the elections to the House of Representatives and local councils was very active and interested, “I considered it necessary to invite and thank you and the CIS mission, your colleagues, who came to us for the elections. Thank you very much for the support and assistance you provided. I underline once again: support and assistance in the organisation of the elections. You didn’t just come to see whether the ballots are filled out of not. It really was such a friendly work of your mission. We greatly appreciate your work. People saw all your statements in the media.”

According to the President, this has mobilised people, “You see the turnout [in the elections to the House of Representatives and local councils]. I didn’t even expect that we would have such a turnout during the elections. We have never had such a turnout during the elections of deputies to the councils, local authorities and Parliament. There are enough nuances here. The fugitives also assisted us here with their clumsy movements. However, the most important is that people have understood the current moment. They perceive it correctly, characterise it, and we – based on my experience – are trying to analyse the course of this campaign. We see that the current government is definitely supported by over 87 percent of the population.”

Aleksandr Lukashenko also pointed out that there are a small number of those who hesitate, and naturally, there are also dissatisfied people, “We understand this perfectly well. So, in this election cycle we need to analyse, draw appropriate conclusions and correct some aspects. We don’t have many such problems, we’ll correct them, and I’m sure that people will come to the Presidential elections in even greater numbers.”

At the same time, the President noted that this will not be just a process, “As a specialist in this issue, you understand that they will rock us very seriously. We’re ready for this. We have prepared very seriously and are ready for the future elections – to take place in a year.”

The Head of State drew attention that we had many innovations during the election campaign, “We introduced a Single Voting Day, electing the entire vertical of representative authorities: from rural, district, regional and city councils to Parliament. I was reported on the preliminary results: it went very well... Thank you again for everything you have done during this time. Nevertheless, your experienced eye still caught both positive and negative. I think you will tell me frankly, enabling us to take this into account for the future.”