On August 12, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko convened a meeting on security and protection of the constitutional order. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the Pool of the First Telegram channel.
“It is clear from the situation that the most important tasks now facing the authorities, and in particular the Security Council, and perhaps above all, are ensuring the security of our citizens, protecting the constitutional order, ensuring the normal functioning of state governing bodies,” the message says.
Last week, Lukashenka, addressing the nation, proposed holding a referendum in the country to amend the Constitution.
In particular, according to him, if the people need changes, then they will certainly start with a change in the Constitution.
At the same time, the President of Belarus rejected the proposal to return the 1994 Constitution, as such a step, in his opinion, “is a gift to the crime, a gift to the criminal business,” writes Gazeta.ru.
At present, mass protests are taking place in the cities of Belarus. They began after the announcement of the results of the presidential elections on August 9, in which the Central Election Commission recognized Lukashenko as the winner.