Updated at 18:07,08-09-2017

Lukashenko anticipates reduction of social guarantees ahead of elections

Solidarity with Belarus information office

Speaking to workers at Protos Ltd in the Mogilev region, Lukashenko said that, the state would increase support for young families, where possible, including in acquiring property.

Currently, the Belarusian authorities are searching for additional sources to replenish the state budget. The authorities not only lack the resources to pump the population’s incomes ahead of the elections, but also cannot ensure that social guarantees will remain at today’s level. In fact, President Lukashenko is preparing public opinion for the state to gradually withdraw from the social sector. This will mean abandoning some populist social projects and transferring social responsibility onto the citizens.