President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that ordered the government to explore the possibility of the return of preferential use of public transport for pensioners and students. During a visit to the Castle of Mir, and he made other statements.
The Belarusian leader noted that the relatively reduced fare for students questions asked. And he gave new promise: to return the reduced fare on public transport for pensioners and students.
According to the head of the analytical center "Strategy" Leonid Zaika, These steps Alexander Lukashenko has to do under the pressure of opposition candidates called for the return of benefits.
"Though what use is of the election. Generally, it is necessary to had to do more seriously, is not it, that for two days before the election, suddenly it became easier to ride on public transport. This suggests that the government is very weak and very foolish to behave. So no need to stop — and then review the entire package of benefits. "
When asked by reporters, Lukashenko said the recent remarks allegedly one of the presidential candidates that the question of power in Belarus, Russia can solve a sniper bullet. He said that was accustomed to the threats that come against him, including those related to the physical destruction. They say that it is "already a dozen years, especially the last ten years, actively threaten and talk about some of the bullets, shells and so on." But "who live as predetermined, not for him to decide or sniper with a bullet." And knock it out of the "rut such statements are very difficult." Lukashenko believes that there are real threats against anyone.
Vitaly Rymashevski said that he never spoke of this:
"Consider that these words were spoken by the head of his administration Mac. And so my advice is to see who he chooses as his assistant. As for the BCD and me, I describe the real situation and say, and I warn you that today it is clearly threatens Russia. And it will not save the situation in Belarus and make it worse. So he — only two options. And I call the second option — to negotiate with the Belarusian people, begin to respect the choice of the Belarusian people. I appeal to him not to hide, do not give up the TV debates. I said long ago that the Russian bayonets or Russian bullets can not bring us no freedom, no independence, no happiness to the Belarusian people. Whatever the individual offender, but he has a chance to repent. "
Lukashenko also said he would not allow the observers, including international ones, to establish their own rules for the presidential election. They say, "we opened — any longer." He said he would not allow someone to "wield on our sites, whether delegates from Germany, France, PACE, OSCE, and so on." According to Lukashenko, he is astonished foreign observers who are "almost the owners felt the presidential election." Like, at the polling station one owner — the chairman of the district commission. They should not allow anyone to "come to photograph, seal, sign, paint." According to Lukashenko, "expanding on this democracy equal, We were given the wrong, wrong signals to all those involved in the elections. "
Commenting on these statements, co-campaign "For Free Elections" Sergei Kalyakin said Lukashenko once again confused:
"He also said recently that he would hold the most democratic elections, all observers will count the votes themselves. And today, he was afraid of himself, what he said. And so he is very worried that all of a sudden the counting of votes will be honest. Then he gets, and 35% of the vote. And in order to put everything in place, it gives the local unit forced his assistant that all closed, no pictures, no nothing to show. "