MINSK, 17 November (BelTA) – The authorities support certain candidates, but do not impose the choice on people, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said, addressing the press pool after he cast his vote at the parliamentary election on 17 November, BelTA informs.
“They say that I already have a list with all 110 MPs who will be elected today on my table. Nonsense. There were several open, ardent members of the opposition and a number of people with different opinions in the previous parliament. They were not in opposition, but their views were different. Do you want to say that they were in the list of those 110?” Aleksandr Lukashenko wondered.
The president said that the state, enterprises support certain candidates, but they are not going to impose their will on citizens. Besides, the parliament is not the Supreme Council in Belarus. “Why should the president be against 3-4 blatant opposition members in the parliament? They will not determine the policy of the parliament and especially the policy of the country,” the head of state explained. However, Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that he does not want any crap to happen in the parliament.
“We will elect such MPs who will take care of your interests, if you want to protect the main thing, which is the sovereignty and independence of our country. If you want this piece of land to be ours, to be the land of your children,” the president concluded.