On Wednesday, Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenkahas held a meeting to discuss proposals for the new government.
As reported earlier, he repeatedly said that he would form a new government even before the presidential election scheduled for August, 9. According to the Belarusian leader, it is ‘normal practice’.
In the course of the meeting, Lukashenka noted that forming the would-be cabinet had been in progress fro about six months. He also stressed that the former government members had left the offices either in connection with the transfer to a new job, or, in rare cases, for failing to deliver the results.
“Due to an illness, or other reasons people quit the government jobs in favor of less responsible jobs. We were forming the government for six months. Therefore, there is no expecting some kind of revolutionary reshuffle,” the presidential press service quotes Alyaksandr Lukashenka.
In his opinion, the ‘ongoing crisis in the world economy amid the pandemic’ is one of the factors that make a complete government reshuffle undesirable.
“It would be very bad as the entire world is facing the unprecedented economic crisis, which has led to serious changes in relations in society in every state. The consequences of this crisis will be really damaging. Therefore, a complete government reshuffle be wrong in the current moment. There is no need for that at all. A new generation of leaders has grown up. They have made a good showing and worked well in the government. Why do we have to change them? They can continue to work,” the head of state said.