Olaf Scholz is the main candidate for the Chancellor's office.
In Germany, parliamentary elections have ended. The Social Democrats won with 25.7% of the vote. Independent analysts believe that the new coalition that may be formed in Germany will behave tougher with dictatorial regimes, including the Belarusian one.
The main contender for the post of German chancellor - Olaf Scholz - openly criticized Lukashenka.
In August 2020, on the website of the Bild newspaper, Scholz said that he, just like the demonstrators in Belarus, considers Lukashenka's resignation inevitable.
"I think he who treats his people this way has lost any right to rule the country legitimately," Scholz said, adding that the final word, however, should rest with the Belarusians.
“Lukashenka does not have the support of the majority of the population. If everything develops according to democratic rules, Lukashenka will not retain his post. We do not accept what is happening there (in Belarus - ed.). This is a terrible dictator,” the Bild newspaper quoted the politician.
"It is necessary to make it clear to Lukashenka that he will not go on like this and that he cannot get away with his actions," the German politician emphasized at the time.