Lukashenka: You will not take me with bare hands
13:18, — Politics
The Belarusian dictator said good bye to the previous parliament.
Speaking at the final session of the both chambers of the parliament of the 4th convocation, Lukashenka said that one should not rush with the issue of changing the electoral law and the system of the parliament composition in the country, Interfax reports.
“Let’s no hurry up, these are not us who should define – we will take a decision. And time and the people should define”, - he said.
The dictator thinks that the existing majoritarian system is a “fair and good system, which allows every voter to see the face his/her candidate, to vote not only for this or that political platform but for a specific personality”. Lukashenka said that from time to time an idea is being expressed in the society of a possible transition to the mixed electoral system, which is widely used in the world and works effectively in the countries with a developed party system.
“We never denied the possibility of transition to such a system in Belarus. But at the same time it is necessary to understand, that elections with party lists can’t be effective provided there are no authoritative parties”, - he said. At the same time he pointed at the weakness of most political parties in the country. Generally, according to Lukashenka, they are not associated in the society with any specific actions or platforms. “How many and what parties are there in our country? What are they different in? It is clear what a Communist party is, what its essence is. In the old way they could name the Belarusian Popular Front and that’s it”, - Lukashenka stated.
At the same time the Belarusian dictator considers that a transformation of the pro-government association “Belaya Rus” into a party is possible.
“They say “Belaya Rus” is ready to turn into a party. If it’s ready – it should become a party, I’m not against that. On the contrary I will support it, because patriot are gathered there”, - Lukashenka said.
Meanwhile, recommending not to hurry up with turning “Belaya Rus” into a political structure, the dictator assumed that in prospect “they (“Belaya Rus” – Interfax) can really become a centrist force”. “For example, like a socialist party in France, which is not against private property, but which doesn’t accept wild privatization as a means acquiring private property”, - Lukashenka said.
He noted, that the most known in Belarus are the Communist party and BPF. “With BPF it is clear: the West, nationalization, radicalization, violence, noise. Remove everyone, leave only Belarusians there, leave only Belarusian blood and remove everyone else. We have transmitters of such ideas in our society”, - A. Lukashenka said. “But the centrist niche is in fact vacant today”, - the dictator said, assuming that “Belaya Rus” could take that niche in future.
In the meanwhile he said that the process of modernization of the political system will not only depend on the development of the domestic political situation. “This will depend also on the foreign-policy system in which we will be existing”, - Lukashenka claimed.
He assumed, that “with further tough pressure we will still gather around some personality for us to be able to exist as a state, as a nation”. “Until they won’t agree to make peace with that, there are talks that until we can’t take them with bare hands, then other directions of influence on Belarus and this society should be thought of”, - he said.
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