“The era of Lukashenko has ended”: Berlin threatened Minsk with the consequences of dishonest elections

On July 2, 2020, they threatened Minsk with consequences from Berlin in the event of a fraudulent election of the head of state. Margarete Bauze, a member of the German-Belarusian parliamentary group, told Deutsche Welle about the situation in Belarus in an interview.

Bundestag deputy from the Soyuz-90 / Greens party said that Belarusians want democratic changes so that their country makes an “evolutionary transition” and implements reforms with the assistance of the European Union.

Bauze explained that she would like to see at the head of Belarus a person who would protect and defend human rights and carry out democratic transformations.

She believes that the current president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, is very nervous, as he feels distrust from the vast majority of Belarusians.

And the more authoritarian he begins to act, and the more aggressive he is trying to suppress any democratic competition

she specified.

The deputy emphasized that the weaker the support of the country's inhabitants, the more tough the authoritarian regimes are.

This is just a sign that the era of Lukashenko has long ended

- she is sure.

In her opinion, the existing mechanism for collecting signatures in Belarus for nominating candidates for the post of head of state is an obstacle to fair elections and helps Lukashenko sift out competitors.

In addition, in order to maintain power, Lukashenko does not hesitate to intimidate and put pressure on competitors and society. As an example, she cited the situation with the arrest of Belgazprombank employees and its ex-head Viktor Babariko.

And I demand the release of those arrested

she demanded.

The MP is sure that the EU should support the democratic forces in this country. In turn, Minsk is obliged to admit observers from the OSCE to the elections.

Moreover, if Minsk does not fulfill these conditions (does not allow OSCE observers, does not release political prisoners and holds elections unfairly), then Brussels needs to think about canceling the visa agreement and imposing sanctions.

Bauze drew attention to the fact that the European Union needs to be consistent in the field of respect for human rights by Minsk and not to impede people who are fleeing persecution in Belarus from staying on its territory.
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  1. Cheburashk Offline Cheburashk
    Cheburashk (Vladimir) 2 July 2020 20: 35
    Lukashenko does not care about what they say in the EU. Much more important for Lukashenko will be the recognition or non-recognition of the election results by Russia. But in any case, it will be very difficult for him after the election!
  2. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 2 July 2020 22: 26
    Bauze explained I would like to see At the head of Belarus is a person who would defend and uphold human rights and carry out democratic transformations.

    I have no sympathy for Lukashenka and, perhaps, in some ways she is right, but Frau Bauze is clearly “beguiled the bank”. She would go to ... the Bundestag with her wishes. Usually such things are called interference in the internal affairs of the state. Is it time to impose sanctions for interference in elections?
    Or will he swallow and say nothing? You can say anything about Russia, he knows that they will not touch him. And here you can suffer ..... We are waiting for a demonstration of the size of "Faberge" before the election of the most independent president. laughing
    1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
      A.Lex 3 July 2020 18: 40
      123, so you did not give an example further where it REQUIRES (everything is already - considers RB its protectorate):

      “And I demand the release of those arrested,” she demanded.

      It’s not like interference, it’s a direct call of the ambassador and delivery of protest notes to him in connection with the interference in the affairs of a sovereign state.
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 3 July 2020 21: 45
        It’s not like interference, it’s a direct call of the ambassador and delivery of protest notes to him in connection with the interference in the affairs of a sovereign state.

        We are waiting for the angry performance of the guarantor. But for some reason it seems to me - we won’t wait. request It’s easier to roll a barrel to Moscow. And safer. winked
        1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
          A.Lex 12 July 2020 22: 13
          Wow - ours, as deaf and blind in this matter ... are silent like a fish on ice ...
          1. 123 Offline 123
            123 (123) 13 July 2020 04: 25
            Wow - ours, as deaf and blind in this matter ... are silent like a fish on ice ...

            Often this is exactly what happens, but at the same time for some reason they say that all of us are “corrupt”, and Lukashenka is something, he, like, will tear everyone apart for the country and the people.
            1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
              A.Lex 13 July 2020 10: 08
              That's for sure...
  3. Igor Gul Offline Igor Gul
    Igor Gul (Igor Gul) 3 July 2020 00: 29
    And you wouldn’t go, Frau Bauze ... We’ll figure it out yourself.
  4. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 3 July 2020 09: 00
    Ukraine has already carried out "reforms" under the auspices of the European Union, and now it cannot get out of the coma ... But Father - he is in Europe Father - he is a son of a bitch, but he is our son of a bitch.
  5. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 3 July 2020 09: 08
    Lukashenko has 2 ways left: either the path of Bogdan Khmelnitsky, or the path of Viktor Yanukovych. Other roads are blocked, or for long-term overhaul.
  6. Noct uf Offline Noct uf
    Noct uf (Noct Uf) 3 July 2020 19: 27
    Somewhere I already heard something like this in 2013 in the fall ... and then "onizhedeti" ...