Tikhanovskaya calls talk of constitutional reform in Belarus "agenda substitution"

Tikhanovskaya calls talk of constitutional reform in Belarus "agenda substitution"
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  • calendar-gray 01 September 2020

The remarks made by former Belarusian presidential candidate Viktor Babariko regarding the need to discuss a constitutional reform is a substitution of the political agenda; the main demand of the opposition is the resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko, former presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said in her Telegram channel Tuesday, APA reports citing TASS.

"One must not substitute the political agenda by switching to a discussion of a constitutional reform. We are to hear what the people say. People’s demand must come first, and then come reforms that would only be possible after fair elections," Tikhanovskaya said, underscoring that Lukashenko’s resignation remains the main demand of the people of Belarus.

According to Tikhanovskaya, Babariko’s statements look controversial, because Lukashenko currently "seeks to postpone his resignation by speaking about an unclear constitutional reform within an undetermined time span."

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