Among them are high-ranking officials, deputies of the House of Representatives and members of the Council of the Republic, heads of state bodies and organizations, local executive and administrative bodies, republican mass media, scientists, culture and sports figures, the Interfax agency reports.
Earlier, Alexander Lukashenko always warned in advance about the days of his next inauguration to the highest post in the country, although in most cases his re-election was accompanied by protests. But they have never been so powerful, geographically wide, massive and long-lasting as this time. Last day, the press secretary of Alexander Lukashenko, Maria Eismont, said that she would definitely warn the media about the date of the next inauguration of her boss, but the inauguration ceremony took place suddenly and unexpectedly for everyone.
Putting his right hand on the country's constitution, he took the oath in Belarusian, then signed the oath-taking act, after which the chairman of the Central Commission of Belarus for elections and republican referendums, Lydia Yermoshina, presented Alexander Lukashenko with another presidential certificate.
“I cannot, I have no right to abandon the Belarusians, who linked not only political preferences to the state course, but also their fate, the future of their children, everyone who remained loyal to the country and people in such a difficult period for Belarus”, - Alexander Lukashenko said on ceremonies. - We were among the very few - even, perhaps, the only ones where the "color revolution" did not take place. And this is the choice of Belarusians, who in no case want to lose the country. Civil servants and people in uniform showed steadfastness and courage and solidity".
“The dictator, even during his coronation, managed to give a damn about the laws”, - comments the opposition telegram channel Nexta live. “ According to the law“ On the President of the Republic of Belarus, ”the oath-taking ceremony is broadcast on the republican television and radio. But during the inauguration, all state channels showed cheap Russian television series".
Pavel Latushko, a member of the Presidium of the Coordination Council of the Belarusian Opposition, who had to flee abroad, commented on this inauguration: “Today we have witnessed an unprecedented situation. , in an atmosphere of secrecy and secrecy, in a narrow circle of hastily brought officials. Where are the jubilant citizens? Where are the diplomatic corps? Honestly, this is more like a thieves' gathering for the coronation of another thief in law. It is obvious that Alexander Lukashenko is the president of the OMON only and a handful of lying officials. For us, citizens, for the world community, he is now nobody. An unfortunate mistake of history and a shame of the civilized world".
Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the head of the Russian state, Vladimir Putin, was not invited to this ceremony, and until today Moscow did not know about it either.