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Lukashenko offers to hold Belarusian parliamentary election in 2019

April 19, 19:06 UTC+3 MINSK

According to the election calendar, the Belarusian presidential election must take place no later than August 30, 2020, while the parliamentary election - no later than September 6 of that year

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MINSK, April 19. /TASS/. The Belarusian parliamentary election will be held in November 2019, while the presidential one will take place in 2020, the republic’s president Alexander Lukashenko said during his address to the Belarusian parliament on Friday.

"This year, the elections to the House of Representatives of the National Assembly (Belarusian Parliament - TASS) will take place," the president said.

"I will not look for any benefit to stay in power. <…> The presidential election must take place in 2020," he said. "They will take place in 2020, no matter what happens in our country in strict accordance with the law on the stipulated date."

According to the election calendar, the Belarusian presidential election must take place no later than August 30, 2020, while the parliamentary election must be held no later than September 6, 2020. However, chair of the Belarusian Central Election Commission Lydia Yermoshina stated earlier that it would be advisable to hold one of the campaigns in 2019.

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