Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has assured that there are “elements of foreign interference” behind the protests that have taken place since last Sunday’s elections and warned of the possibility that they could spread to neighboring Russia.
Thousands of people took to the streets across the country to criticize the election results, in which Lukashenko won with more than 80 percent of the vote, according to the election commission. The opposition has questioned this margin and challenged the results.
Lukashenko, who has not made any concessions these days, has spoken this Saturday in favor of starting to work out the new government’s timetable, in which he does not foresee any major changes. With that in mind, according to the BelTA agency, he has defended the need to promote economic growth without “humiliating” himself in front of anyone.
The President has questioned the intentions of those who continue to take to the streets and appealed to what is “in the background”. “We already know the handbooks of the color revolutions,” he said, referring to the names with which this type of social mobilization is usually baptized.