Tsikhanouskaya Refused Running for President in New Elections

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Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya said that she got "more than full of" politics and did not plan to run again in the elections. Former presidential candidate in Belarus Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya announced that she does not plan to run for the post of head of state if repeated elections are appointed in the country. Belsat TV channel reported on Friday, August 21. “I don’t plan on my own,” Tsikhanouskaya said in an interview with the TV channel when asked whether she or her husband Syarhei Tsikhanouskiy would nominate themselves if new presidential elections in Belarus are called. In turn, Anna Krasulina, Tsikhanouskaya’s press secretary told on the air of Rain TV channel when the former presidential candidate of Belarus could return to the republic. “There are different danger levels. We believe that it will be safe enough for her to return to the republic when the process of negotiations on peaceful power transfer begins. As soon as the responsible persons speak about this and as soon as they sit down at the negotiating table, already at the very beginning of this process, "Krasulina noted. Recall, the presidential elections in Belarus were held on August 9. According to the CEC, incumbent head of state Alexander Lukashenko won with 80.1% of the vote. Tsikhanouskaya took second place, receiving about 10%. The opposition expressed dissatisfaction with the election results; protests and clashes with the police began in the country. The protesters, among other things, are demanding new elections. Earlier it was reported that Tsikhanouskaya asked the court to invalidate the elections, won by the incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko, because they could have been rigged.