MOSCOW, December 10 (Itar-Tass) -- Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko did not rule out the change of power in Belarus after the presidential elections due on December 19 and stated that he expects "political changes in general, rather than the change of power in Belarus, though anything may happen." Alongside, he invited all journalists to monitor the presidential elections in the country.
"I realize that you are much tired of me," Alexander Lukashenko said in reply to a question, what changes are expected in Belarus after the presidential elections in this country.
"Whatever political changes are, they will certainly take place. I refer to political changes in general, rather than the change of power in Belarus, though anything may happen. Believe me, Belarus will adhere to this policy (of cooperation - Itar-Tass), even if other presidents come to power, because the Belarusian people do not accept something else," Lukashenko underlined.
"The Belarusian people are an absolutely kind-tempered and tolerant nation, we have neither political nor religious and even political conflicts," Lukashenko noted. "We turned into such a democratic country that I am afraid that other heads of state would shudder from me, like from such a Democrat," he pointed out. "We have already opened the country, let's arrive all who want, speak all you want, look at all you want, ballot boxes, ballot papers, check for God's sake, just do not say that we behave somehow secretly," the Belarusian president told a press conference after the CSTO summit.
"You read the wrong press and watch the wrong television channels, we will send the Belarusian press to you so that you would have the alternative knowledge," Lukashenko pledged to a female journalist from Kazakhstan. He also pledged that all would be good with a future Belarusian political course, the CSTO format and the Belarusian participation in the CSTO.