Belarusian opposition member Svetlana Tijanovskaya said on Friday that she will not run as a candidate for a possible new presidential election in the country following the political crisis caused by the controversial re-election of current President Alexander Lukashenko on August 9.
“No, I’m not going to run,” he said in statements to the Belsat chain, despite advocating the country organizing “free, fair and transparent” elections after making sure he was there for information from inside the country will return when he feels safe the Sputnik Agency.
On the same Friday, the Belarusian opposition team appealed to the Supreme Court to invalidate the results of the presidential elections.
According to the official number of votes, Lukashenko received 80.1 percent of the vote, followed by Tijanovskaya with 10.12 percent of the vote. The other three candidates collectively collected just over 4 percent. The Belarusian opposition is calling for the elections to be repeated, an option that Lukashenko has emphatically ruled out. In addition, the opposition denounces fraud and much of the international community does not recognize the result.
Since then, Belarusians have been staging massive demonstrations against the ruling veteran president since 1994, which to date have killed at least two people, hundreds of wounded and thousands of prisoners, most of whom have already been released. .