The Belarusian president, Alexander Lukashenko, walked off stage to chants of ‘step down’ after a speech to workers at the Minsk tractor works on Monday. The factory is one of the large state-run industrial plants that are the pride of his Soviet-style economic model and core support base. During his speech, Lukashenko said would be willing to hand over power after a referendum in an apparent attempt to pacify mass protests and strikes
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