Miasnikovich’s government faces resignation
7:58, — Politics
The cabinet of ministers will be held responsible for the country’s economic problems, the Russian Nezavisimaya Gazeta reports.
Yesterday petrol grew in price again in Belarus, and the public recollected the petrol riots of two years ago. Enumerating the authorities’ latest unpopular decisions, experts expect the resignation of the government, which will be appointed guilty of the economic problems.
“The reason of the price growth wave is the failure of Lukashenka’s economic policy. He counted on the restoration of the Soviet-like administrated economy. The Belarusian ruler has always been proud of the fact that while “wild capitalism” rages in neighboring post-Soviet countries, he builds a “socially oriented state for people”. The latest events – a price growth wave, social security sequestration, tax increase and the threat of the devaluation of the national currency – gave experts the reasons to speak of the end of the social state in Belarus. The authorities will have to admit that they have not fulfilled their duties”, - the newspaper notes.
The experts, who know Lukashenka’s character well, are sure: he will never admit that he has been misleading the country for 20 years. The topic of the government’s resignation, which will be proclaimed guilty of all the economic troubles, has become frequent in discussions. The ruler himself from time to time hints at his dissatisfaction with Mikhail Miasnikovich’s work.
“Since with the planned economic growth of 8-9% the economy actually is not reaching even 1.5, it is very naïve to expect that such a significant lag will be caught up with in the remaining months. This means that the fate of the government’s current composition is predetermined. Even more so that the Prime Minister Mikhail Miasnikovich blemished his reputation having invited the head of Uralkali to Minsk so he could be arrested there”, - the Russian newspaper reports.
The logic of the Belarusian ruler’s actions gives reasons to believe that the change of the government will not solve the problems of Belarusian economy and it is not the government that is the reason for those. Of late years the cabinet of ministers has been trying to tell Lukashenka that his demand to ensure a constant growth of 8-10% is unrealizable and ungrounded. However, he makes the government to approve of such plans by beating his fist against the table. Everyone, who dares to claim the impracticability of such plans, gets dismissed. Such personnel policy has led to the situation, when these are not professionals, who stay in power, but those, who are able of approvingly nodding and lying that everything will be done and then hiding behind padded reports.
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