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Babariko proposed a referendum to change the Constitution of Belarus

The candidate for presidency of Belarus, former head of Belgazprombank Viktor Babariko, who is now in custody in the KGB detention center, in a video message urged supporters to find a group to start a nationwide referendum aimed at limiting the Constitution of Belarus the number of presidential terms for one person.

He expressed confidence that once his team was able to collect about 400 thousand signatures in support of his nomination to the presidential candidates, the "somehow and in two months we will be able to collect 450 thousand people who will be ready regardless of who wins on August 9 to make their country what it should be – the country, which would be rudeness, in which respect for each other and for the people".

The politician explained that first you need to form an action group of more than 100 people.

According to the politician, then in the work of the action team will need to articulate the changes that should be reflected in the issues submitted to referendum. "And the last is to collect the required 450 thousand (signatures – ed.). This initiative is a striking way show the unity of the Belarusian people, their commitment to true democracy... I Think regardless of who will be 9 Aug declared the winner (of the election of the President – ed.), the new year Belarus would with the new Constitution," he said.

Previously the head office of Belagroprombank in Minsk were searched. SCC of Belarus said that the Bank acted organized criminal group, the conclusion of money abroad. Thursday was detained by Babariko and placed in the KGB detention center. All in all, about 20 people were detained, including top managers of the Bank. On Friday the SCC RIA Novosti reported that the materials of the "case of Belgazprombank" was transferred to the Prosecutor General of the Republic, which further the investigation of the KGB. Babariko, according to his lawyer, is a suspect.