Updated at 21:04,23-03-2021

Lukashenka orders opposition parties to participate in election

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Lukashenka orders opposition parties to participate in election
Alyaksandr Lukashenka and Uladzimir Andreichanka / president.gov.by
The parliament should represent all the layers of the Belarusian society, Alyaksandr Lukashenka announced at the meeting with PM Uladzimir Andreichanka on September 16, the Belarusian President’s press service reports.

The new Parliament should be better that the previous one, it should be developing, the state leader believes.

Trade unions and civil associations as well as parties should choose their candidates.

"If we do have real opposition parties, they should also choose their candidates and promote them during the pre-election campaign. It is essential. The Parliament should represent all the layers of the Belarusian society so that nobody could say that there are not enough young members or older MPs. They should be there,” Lukashenka announced.



About 30-35% of the current MPs should be re-elected to preserve parliamentary succession. “Otherwise, all the members will be new and they will need to be taught from scratch for 18 months. The core of the current Parliament should be preserved,” the Belarusian President recommended.

A third of the MPs should be women, Lukashenka said. It is necessary to prevent men from being naughty. “Men avoid making fools of themselves when there are women nearby. This is a strong stabilizing factor in any society,” he explained.

The President has also asked Andreichanka to provide placement for ex-MPs. He has also suggested organizing a meeting with the current MPs to express gratitude for their work.