Forbidden re-election for Europe's last dictator

  • 2003-08-07
  • Agence France Presse
MINSK - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said Aug. 1 he could seek yet another term even though the constitution forbids him from doing so, warning that he cares little of what his closest ally Russia thinks of the decision.One of the most diplomatically isolated leaders of Europe told reporters that he could not leave his post in 2006 if he felt that his troubled former Soviet republic was still going through tough times at the end of his term.He suggested introducing a national constitutional referendum that would allow him to run for a third term as president — the same techniqu...
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