Lukashenko promised the opposition no longer to run for president

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the opposition in the detention center promised not to run for head of state after the adoption of the new constitution. This was announced on Tuesday, October 20, by a member of initiative group on collecting signatures of ex-presidential candidate Viktor Babariko Yuri Voskresensky.

“He gave his word to all participants of the round table that the presidency was full, that this was his last term: “You have my word, guys”. I believe him, after all I have a diploma of anti-crisis manager, and I feel such moments,” he said.

On October 13 opposition ex-presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya delivered an ultimatum to the head of state Alexander Lukashenko in which she outlined three demands of the opposition: his resignation from the post of head of state, cessation of violence in the country’s streets and release of all political prisoners.

She allocated 13 days to fulfill the demands. Otherwise, she said, “the whole country will peacefully take to the streets with an ultimatum of people” and on October 26 national strike of enterprises, blocking of all roads and collapse of sales in state stores will begin.

On October 10 Lukashenko met with members of coordination council of opposition in Belorussian KGB jail. During the conversation amendments to the Constitution of the country were discussed. It was reported that 11 persons were present at the meeting.