President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that he is not afraid of sanctions that Western countries may impose if the election results in the republic are not recognized. He announced this on Sunday, August 9.
The Belarusian leader noted that he does not count on the international recognition of the elections.
“Do not expect that they will bow before us and say:“ Well done, Belarusians ”. Politics is a struggle, “TASS quotes the head of state.
Lukashenka stressed that he does not want the country “to be spoken of badly”.
“But we will proceed exclusively from the interests of the Belarusian people. I want the country to be quiet and peaceful, ”Lukashenka said.
The Central Election Commission registered five candidates – Andrei Dmitriev, Anna Kanopatskaya, Alexander Lukashenko, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Sergei Cherechnya. Two applicants – Viktor Babariko and Valery Tsepkalo – were denied registration.
Earlier, on July 16, the headquarters of Tikhanovskaya, as well as those who did not pass registration Tsepkalo and Babariko, announced that they were uniting.
Lukashenko has been in office since 1994. If he wins, this will be the sixth term.