Lukashenko opposed rampant privatization
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that it opposed the indiscriminate sale of state enterprises, noting that they were created by previous generations, and offered their employees to try first "to work" without the sale of state property to strategic investors. This Lukashenka's statement made on Friday during a visit to Minsk tractor plant.
In this regard, he also said that his mother "taught from childhood..: don't touch a stranger". "This is the law of life: everything has to be right and another can not touch," - said the head of state.
Lukashenko noted that in the electoral period in the country there are proposals to sell off state-owned enterprises, and the money spent on reform. "Sounds nice. But you understand what I said? Not all of them. This means that the state that we have, including the plant, the state tomorrow will sell and the money will be spent on some reforms. Think that sell, but the money is not going to reform," - said the Belarusian President.
He stressed that the rampant privatization - not his policy, though he himself was not against the sale of state property. "First tell me how much you pay. And I think it worthwhile and do I need to sell this company," - said Lukashenko.
Presidential elections in Belarus scheduled for 9 August. Initially, the CEC has registered 15 initiative groups to nominate presidential candidates, including registered initiative group in support of the nomination of Lukashenka. However, the Chairman of the liberal democratic party of Belarus Oleg Gaidukevich declared that withdraws the candidacy from the presidential election, and called for support during the election campaign, the candidacy of the incumbent President. Members of the initiative groups on 19 June can collect signatures for their candidate for registration as a candidate should gather at least 100 thousand signatures of voters. Registration will be held from 5 to 14 July. After that starts the period of election campaign.