On 9 August 2020, presidential elections were held in the Republic of Belarus. According to the results of the elections, Alexander Lukashenko was elected President of the Republic of Belarus.
The elections were held in accordance with the Constitution and the Electoral Code of Belarus. The election process was transparent, competitive and reflected the free will of the citizens of Belarus.
Many international observers, including representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union of Belarus and Russia and the Interparliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States, observed the election campaign.
Facts that could question the legitimacy of the held elections of the President of the Republic of Belarus had not been revealed.
We urge all states to respect the sovereign choice of the citizens of the Republic of Belarus.
We are convinced that artificial escalation of the situation related to the election results contradicts the letter and spirit of the international law.
We reiterate the inadmissibility of interference in the internal affairs of the state and oppose any attempts to destabilize the socio-political situation in the Republic of Belarus.
All issues should be resolved constructively and in accordance with the current legislation.
We are convinced that the people of the Republic of Belarus will act wisely at this important moment to preserve peace and stability for prosperity of their country.
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin is also the Chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union of Belarus and Russia. Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko is First Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union of Belarus and Russia.