Updated at 15:34,14-12-2017

Yarmoshyna: My character is demonized

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Yarmoshyna: My character is demonized
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Her character has been demonized a lot, Lidziya Yarmoshyna noted. Like many responsible women of the Soviet generation, she is used to shouldering the burden, the CEC chairperson told SB. Belarus Today. It has created the illusion that she is the only person making decisions and that she wont let the public discuss any initiatives, Yarmoshyna thinks.

Lidziya Yarmoshyna is 63 years old. She has been the CEC chairperson since 1996. She did not exclude that she could be asked to retire after the presidential election of 2016 but Alyaksandr Lukashenka suggested that she kept working in the position of the CEC chairperson.

"Firstly, I think that everyone likes to be valued and feel irreplaceable to some extent. Secondly, I am probably too young at heart to become a pensioner and start knitting socks now, the CEC chairperson said.