Lukashenko raises prospect of fresh elections – Reports

President Alexander Lukashenko acknowledged Tuesday he may have “overstayed” his time in office, but said he was the only person capable of protecting Belarus for now.

The 66-year-old leader, who has been in power since 1994, said a rerun of a disputed presidential vote could only be held after constitutional reform, without giving further details.

“We are ready to carry out the reform of the Constitution; after that I do not exclude early presidential elections,” Lukashenko was…

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