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Belarusian president votes in parliamentary elections

Minsk, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Belarusian President Aleksander Lukashenko voted in the elections of candidates for Parliament and local councils in Minsk on the single day of voting, the president's office informed on Sunday.

The press release from the presidential office noted that the Belarusian leader traditionally fulfilled his civic duty on Sunday at the polling station at the Belarusian State University of Physical Culture.

The head of State pointed out when voting that he had cast his vote for professionalism and dedication to the Belarusian people.

Afterwards, Lukashenko explained that the scenarios of fugitive opponents in Belarus are not realistic. “My choice was based on professionalism and reliability. Difficult times await us, therefore, in addition to professionalism, there must also be devotion to the Belarusian people,” he noted.

In response to a question, the president confirmed that he would participate as a candidate in the next presidential elections.