Posted: 26.02.2024 12:19:00

Lukashenko: Belarus must evolutionarily undergo generational change

Belarus must undergo a generational change in an evolutionary way – as stated by President Aleksandr Lukashenko during today’s meeting with the Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission, Bakytzhan Sagintayev

The Head of State noted that our country has entered a difficult electoral period, which began with the elections of deputies at all levels, “These elections passed in a surprisingly calm manner. We have launched a careful renewal of the political system. We see that this needs to be done. The generation of politicians is changing, with new, young people coming. Therefore, we need to prepare in advance, in an evolutionary way, for the change of these... I would not say political narratives… it is more important to carefully go through the change of generations. You know exactly what this usually results in. Therefore, we’ve launched this difficult process. But these are our tasks, and we settle them as best we can.”

The Head of State informed his guest that elected deputies of all levels under the new Constitution will be ‘the forerunner and basis for the formation of the Belarusian People’s Assembly’, which was granted a constitutional status. According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, it will include all elected deputies of the House of Representatives, with local councils, political parties and public associations also sending their delegates to the Belarusian People’s Assembly.

“Therefore, such a careful restructuring is currently underway, one might say, careful adjustment. Based on your experience, if you have seen something that we need to pay attention to and what may even be unacceptable to us, please tell us, we will be very grateful to you,” Aleksandr Lukashenko addressed Bakytzhan Sagintayev.

The Chairman of the EEC Board congratulated the President on the successful holding of the Single Voting Day, adding that the day before he spoke with observers, including the Chairman of the Central Election Commission of Kazakhstan and SCO Deputy Secretary General, and they all noted the high level of organisation of the elections, “Everything was calm, it all went well, i.e. a very positive assessment. In fact, it was a holiday.”

Bakytzhan Sagintayev also pointed out the large number of voters who voted early, “This is also the result of the work that was carried out.”