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Belarus opposition chief Tikhanovskaya says she’s able to ‘act as nationwide chief’ if new elections are held

Belarus opposition leader Tikhanovskaya says she’s ready to ‘act as national leader’ if new elections are held

Opposition chief Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has stated she is prepared and keen to be the interim chief of Belarus if the nation holds new elections, amid rising political turmoil within the nation.

Tikhanovskaya, who fled to Lithuania final week, stated in a video message that she was ready to take the reins in Minsk ought to the nation void President Alexander Lukashenko’s election victory and return to the voting sales space. 

“I’m able to take accountability and act as a nationwide chief throughout this era,” Tikhanovskaya stated, including that opposition activists, who’ve been protesting for per week, ought to proceed to push for change.

The opposition claims that the August 9 presidential election, which gave Lukashenko round 80 % of the vote, was fraudulent. Demonstrations have erupted in Minsk and a number of other different cities towards the contested outcomes, with clashes between protesters and police resulting in at the least one dying. 

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Lukashenko has blamed the unrest in his nation on international meddling and held navy drills to counter NATO workout routines being carried out in neighboring Poland and Lithuania.

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