Session to discuss current social, economic and political situation in Belarus

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The Belarus president election has to be extremely democratic, peaceful and highly organized. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement during the government session held on 1 October to discuss the country’s social, economic, and political situation.

The President underlined that an election represents the most important form of expression of the nation’s will. “The election has to be extremely democratic, peaceful and highly,” said the head of state.

Aleksandr Lukashenko encouraged Belarusians to go to polling stations and vote the way they deem necessary because every vote is important for the country’s future. “We have to keep in mind that by choosing the head of state we determine the country’s future development. The choice is based on care for our people, families, prosperity, calm lives, and security,” noted the President.

Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that since Soviet times the election day has been a celebration for people. We have everything to turn this election into a celebration too; there will be no expenses connected with entertainment or retail, the head of state is convinced. The President stressed that the organizers of the election do not try to coax anyone: “This is inadmissible. Belarusians are not fools, they understand everything. When we begin to coax people, they wonder why and what for we are doing it. Therefore, do not do stupid things. We must take part in the election and remember that it is an exam. We must fine-tune everything and turn this election into a celebration for people.”

“Foreigners are free to say whatever they want about the election. They hold such events in a different way, it is a kind of a show there,” the head of state added.

The election in the country will be held in compliance with the Belarusian legislation and the Constitution; and no one can break these laws, he said. The President emphasized that Belarus is ready to listen to the opinion of the West about the election legislation and to revise the legislation if their proposals are rational and reasonable, if they do not contradict the national legislation. The Belarusian side has already done a lot in this field.

The President urged those who are in charge of the organization and holding of the election campaign to do their best to make this a flawless campaign. “We must fulfill our obligations, ensure normal and unhampered operation of Belarusian and foreign observers,” the head of state said.

The current election campaign proceeds in complicated economic conditions. “Everyone has to be thrifty, cut down on spending, reduce prime costs,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko. He went on saying that the problem had been mentioned by the leaders of major states during the UN summit. Nevertheless, the measures the government is taking should not affect people in negative ways, demanded the President. “Salaries, pensions, other social obligations of the state are a priority just like prices, export, and accounts receivable,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

Apart from that, participants of the conference discussed the political situation in the country, the mood of the general public, the behavior of public formations, and the attitudes in labor collectives. Ways to ensure public security and uphold law and order before and after the election day were also mentioned. “We cannot allow any provocations, unauthorized events, illegal actions on the part of various kinds of destructive forces,” stressed Aleksandr Lukashenko.

“After seeing the example of the neighbors people are fed up with provocations and revolutions,” said the President. According to the Belarusian leader, his taking part in the UN summit allowed him to see once again that fierce fighting for redistributing resources, access to resources, and world domination was in progress. “Fighting is in progress. Actions are covered up by pretty words, proposals and statements but behind those we can see every country’s own interests. Particularly the strongest countries. This is why we have to stay vigilant, have to see our country and nation, have to take good care of them. We should serve this nation,” concluded Aleksandr Lukashenko.