The dictator feels nervous before the "elections."
During the ceremony of appointment of a number of officials on November 13, Lukashenka declared that Belarus would soon face “political mayhem” and it would last “at least a year and a half.” He also said that election campaigns “never added stability to society,” Belsat reports.
Speaking to the newly appointed “local leaders,” Lukashenka said that “a political campaign is an exam,” and there will be two such exams at once.
“Next year is a serious year. There will be a political “mayhem,” which will last at least a year and a half. We will face both, parliamentary and presidential elections. They never added stability or tranquility to our society,” – the dictator said.
According to Lukashenka, they will have to “report to the people,” and “our people know how to ask.”
In his speech, he once again emphasized the intention to fight corruption.
“Fighting corruption is my unchanging demand and my actions from the first day of my presidency. Not because I want to look so cool. It's not about this. Corruption destroys everything. It is rust,” – Lukashenka said.
He also demanded that the newly appointed officials take their own initiative.
“It is strictly forbidden to work under the "what do you wish?" principle. You must be active in making decisions.”
“The only thing I ask you is that you, having come to work, are not just paper pushers. You are leaders, so you are forbidden to hang on someone’s words, even if those are superior's words.”
We remind that on November 13, Lukashenka made a number of personnel shuffles. Among others, new deputy ministers of culture, economics, finance and energy were appointed.