Lukashenko said in a conversation with workers of Minsk wheel tractor factory on the 17th: “I have been advised to recount the votes. Let them say which polling stations need to be recounted. In the evening, we proposed to them to recount the votes, and they said that the situation has changed and we need to re-election now. “. Lukashenko also promised earlier that elections might be held in Belarus after the adoption of the new constitution, according to the report. According to him, the work of formulating the basic law is in progress. He said he was willing to partially decentralize power, “but not under pressure or outside intervention.”. The Central Election Commission of Belarus said on the 17th that there was no reason to believe that individual polling stations in the presidential election were invalid or recount. “If there is an error, the records of the constituency and the local committee are inconsistent, and there is an illegal act in the voting or counting process, the Central Election Commission has the right to recount the votes at the polling station. But no evidence of such violations was found in the complaint. ” With regard to the requirements for determining that the election of a polling station is invalid, the Central Election Commission pointed out that “if there are violations affecting the national election results during the election or during the counting process, the voting in the constituency may be deemed invalid. The complainants did not submit data to the Central Election Commission to prove that the election commission had wrongly determined the election results. After the presidential election in Belarus, large-scale protests broke out in all parts of Belarus on August 9. According to the country’s Central Election Commission, current president Lukashenko won 80.1 percent of the vote. According to reports, in order to disperse the demonstration crowd, the White Russian police used tear gas, water cannon, shock bombs and rubber bullets. According to official data, more than 6700 people have been arrested. According to the Belarusian Ministry of interior, hundreds of people were injured in the riots, including 120 police officers. Another protester died after trying to throw explosive devices at law enforcement officers.