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President of Belarus Elected into office for Sixth Term at Undisclosed Inaugural Celebration

Amid objections from the people, the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, was voted in for a sixth term.

The swearing in ceremony, which was mainly unannounced, was attended by a few hundred people at the Independence Palace in Minsk, the capital of the country.

The opposition Identified the inaugural ceremony by calling it an underground ”meeting of thieves”

In the state agency’s report, Belta, the president, “Alexander Lukashenko has taken office as President of Belarus. The inauguration ceremony is taking place in these minutes in the Palace of Independence.”

Lukashenko retains the European leader with the long operation. On July 20, 1994, he took power 26 years ago, and his rule was characterized by observers as authoritarian.

During the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, Belta stated Lukashenko’s concern about the state of the world, stating that the nation needed consensus “on the verge of a global crisis.”

He indicated, “I cannot, I have no right to abandon the Belarusians.”

♦The Inaugural Ceremony♦

A survey found that a majority of Belarusians opposed Lukashenko’s re-installation as president; people expressed their frustration with his rule with mass demonstrations.

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The swearing-in ceremony of Lukashenko did not accommodate any public broadcast on both state television and radio as is the practice.

Nearly no foreign diplomats were present at the gathering, nor was the Russian ambassador invited to the ceremony.

The opposition party called on Belarusians to take to the streets, reigniting their demonstration that the long-serving president was rejected.

Lukashenko’s opponent in the previous election, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who called for new elections-and is presently in exile in Lithuania-said that Lukashenko was “neither a legal nor a legitimate leader of Belarus after today.”

Pavel Latushko, another opposition politician, stated, “Where are the jubilant citizens? Where are the diplomatic corps?”

“It is obvious that Alexander Lukashenko is exclusively the president of the Omon (riot police) and a handful of lying officials.”

In reaction to the call for a new election, Lukashenko stated, “We have already held elections. There will be no other elections until you kill me.”

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