The German government took note of Tikhanovskaya’s appeal to Merkel

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The German government has taken note of the appeal of the opposition presidential candidate of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovskaya to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which she made in an interview with the German press on Wednesday, August 5.

“The federal government took note of the statements of the presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya,” a spokeswoman for the German government told RIA Novosti.

According to her, due to the proximity of the voting date – the elections will be held on Sunday – the government will not “comment in detail” on the statements of Tikhanovskaya.

Earlier on Wednesday, in an interview with Bild, Tikhanovskaya asked Merkel to contact President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.

“Mrs. Merkel, contact Lukashenka. Tell him we don’t want war. All we want is fair elections. We are tired of the dictatorship, ”said the candidate for the country’s leadership.

On the eve of Lukashenka, while addressing the National Assembly of the country, he called Tikhanovskaya and her associates Veronica Tsepkalo and Maria Kolesnikova “unfortunate girls.”

On Tuesday, early voting in the presidential elections began in Belarus, which will continue until the main election day – August 9.

The Central Election Commission registered five candidates: Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Andrei Dmitriev, Anna Kanopatskaya, the incumbent head of state Alexander Lukashenko and Sergei Cherechenya. Two applicants, Viktor Babariko and Valery Tsepkalo, were denied registration.

If Lukashenka wins, it will be his sixth presidential term.

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