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The Coordinating Council of the Opposition starts working in Belarus. Meanwhile, the acting President Alexander Lukashenko called the creation of this body an attempt to seize power.

«The composition of the council members is being formed now,» the staff said in a statement. — In the coming days, the presidium and chairman of the council will be elected. You can already read the basic principles of its work on the council’s website. » According to the headquarters, the Coordination Council of the opposition should become «the only representative body of Belarusian society», which is designed to ensure the transfer of power in the interests of the nation, it was said on Tuesday at a preliminary meeting of the council. Newsru.

Alexander Lukashenko stated that the creation of the Coordination Council by the opposition was an attempt at a coup d’etat. He also threatened council members with «adequate measures.»

«It simply came to our notice then. And they demand neither much nor little — to hand over power to them. So, we consider it unequivocally: it is an attempt to seize power with all the ensuing consequences, «Lukashenko said at a meeting with members of the Security Council of Belarus on Tuesday.

Thus, he commented on the creation of the Coordination Council of the opposition.

«Therefore, I want to warn those who entered this headquarters that we will take adequate measures. But only according to the Constitution and the law. We have enough of these measures to cool some hot heads, «Lukashenko added.

He called the members of the opposition council «scoundrels» and «Nazis.» «From the former» prikorytnikov «, as they call them. There are former, offended, who once looked like in power, and frankly untied Nazis. Take a look at this list, «Lukashenko said.

In addition, in his opinion, the protesters in the country are trying to «lull the government.» «The new element is an attempt to lull the authorities, and especially the power structures:» we are peaceful, we are good, you know, we no longer want confrontation. » This is not true. This is a screen. If you look behind it, you see what is happening, «Lukashenko said.

The Belarusian Coordination Council plans to hold its first meeting on August 19. According to Maria Kolesnikova, former head of the election headquarters of banker Viktor Babariko and an ally of presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the first meeting will determine the structure of the council, the principles of its work and will formulate requirements for power.

The council was set up to transfer power after the presidential election in Belarus, which was not recognized by the opposition. On August 17, it became known that many public figures and experts wanted to join the council, including Nobel Prize winner in literature, writer Svetlana Aleksievich, human rights activist, chairman of the human rights center «Spring» Ales Bialiatski, Maria Kolesnikova, artist Vladimir Tsesler, economist Sergei Chaly .

Presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who was forced to leave Belarus, proposed a transfer of power in order to organize new fair elections. She expressed readiness to become the leader of the nation for a short time before the new elections.

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