Protests in Belarus not abating, Tikhanovskaya believes

Protests in Belarus not abating, Tikhanovskaya believes
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  • calendar-gray 27 August 2020

 Protest rallies in Belarus are not running out of steam. This opinion was voiced by the former Belarusian presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in an interview with the Ekho Moskvy (Echo of Moscow) radio station on Thursday, APA reports citing TASS.

"The protests are not running out of steam, they continue in due course. Of course, during the week the degree of intensity may be lower but over the weekend everything will return to its course," she thinks.

Note that the presidential election in Belarus was held on August 9. According to the final results of the Central Election Committee, incumbent president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko got 80.1% of the vote. Svetlana Tikhanovskaya who was considered his main opponent, was second with 10.12%, she refused to recognize the election results. 

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