Belarusian government prepares for resignation
14:10, — Politics
The move is caused by poor economic performance.
The statement was made by Lukashenka as he was talking to journalists. He added he had already warned government officials about the resignation if the siltation in economy, in particular, in clearing inventories, didn't improve. “It will be as I said,” BelaPAN quotes Lukashenka as saying.
The head of state noted Kazakhstan's tenge and Russia's ruble were devalued recently. “Ukraine has collapsed. Europe is experiencing hard times. These are our markets, it affects us. We depend on them,” Lukashenka said.
He doesn't have any ideas regarding a new prime minister. “Prime ministers do not appear out of nowhere. You see these politicians. Remember who you were writing about. There are people, though few, who can perform functions of a prime minister,” he said.
The five-year economic development plan, which was announced by Lukashenka in 2011, ended in a total failure.