Western democracy ‘unacceptable’ for Belarus – Lukashenko

Democratic principles adopted in the West, including those that attempt to control elections, are not right for Belarus, the nation’s President Aleksander Lukashenko said Monday.

Advising his nation to “calm down over [Western] democracy,” Lukashenko implored the students and faculty of the Belarusian State Economic University to consider what is happening in Spain, Italy, France and Greece, European countries where protesters are taking to the streets over harsh austerity measures.

The Belarusian leader, who has been labeled ‘Europe’s last dictator’, ridiculed the West for its misplaced criticism.

“You [the West] are reproaching me for dictatorial ways,” he railed. “But every day you douse your people with water (cannons) and teargas them.”

No one is talking about how many people have been injured, he added.

Lukashenko then rattled off a list of recent Western activities to support his argument.

Source and full story: Russia Today, 12 Nov 2012

Tom Sullivan