Belarus president Lukashenko hints at conditional departure

T TV Sunday 29/November/2020 07:58 AM
By: Times TV

Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, who has remained in office despite August's widely disputed election, said on Friday that he would not work as president under a new constitution.

The comments came during a visit to a Minsk hospital treating coronavirus patients, where Lukashenko donned protective gear, but no gloves.

It was his latest bid to proffer reform, in an apparent bid to appease protesters who have massed, almost every weekend since the disputed August 9 presidential election.

Lukashenko's remarks also came after his meeting Thursday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who urged Belarus' president of 26 years to consider a new constitution.