The Coordination Council of the Belarusian opposition has announced its goal – new elections and a peaceful transfer of power

The Coordinating Council of the Belarusian Opposition held the first press conference at which the purpose of its work was announced – to hold new presidential elections and peaceful transfer of power. The council has no other political or reform program. Council members stated that they do not aim to seize power.https://www.youtube.com/embed/D7Fj4g3I-4o?feature=oembed&iv_load_policy=3&showinfo=0&color=whiteEstablishment Kaardynatsyynaya council for the distribution of the lada | Coordination Council established in BelarusRadio Svaboda

The opposition coordinating council has been formed only partially so far. It included, in particular, the Nobel laureate in literature Svetlana Aleksievich and representatives of the election headquarters of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and Viktor Babariko. The first working meeting of the council is scheduled for August 19.

Alexander Lukashenko accuses the opposition coordination council of trying to seize power in Belarus. He also said that the opposition is putting forward a program that provides for the withdrawal of Belarus from the Union State, the restoration of border control with Russia and a course towards joining NATO.

The coordinating council accused Lukashenka of “trying to manipulate and deceive” and said that they were not going to leave the allied structures with Russia and violate international agreements.

(c)MEDUZA 2020

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