April 19, 2019 / 9:45 AM / a month ago

Belarus' Lukashenko: presidential election will take place in 2020

Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko speaks during "Big Talk" news conference in Minsk, Belarus March 1, 2019. Nikolay Petrov/BelTA/Pool via REUTERS

MINSK (Reuters) - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Friday that the country’s presidential elections would be held in 2020 as planned.

Speaking at his state-of-the-nation address, Lukashenko said parliamentary elections would be held later this year.

Reporting by Andrei Makhovsky; Writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Maria Kiselyova

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