The deputies of the Seimas of Lithuania consider Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and the Coordination Council to be the only legal representatives of the Belarusian people.
Lithuania recognized Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the head of the Coordinating Council of the Belarusian opposition and presidential candidate, as the elected leader of Belarus. This was reported on the website of the Seimas of Lithuania on Thursday, September 10.
Fourteen deputies of the Seimas introduced a resolution to the unicameral parliament of the country, which called on the world community to support the demand of the ex-presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, “the leader elected by the Belarusian people, and the Coordination Council, created at her proposal – as the only legitimate representatives of the Belarusian people – in the conduct of new, transparent and democratic parliamentary and presidential elections.
Besides, the authors of the document suggest “estimating any actions of the non-legitimate leader of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko in the domestic and foreign policy aimed at legitimization of his rule and conclusion of new international agreements with Russia that restrict the sovereignty of the Belarusian people as a crime against his own people, as invalid, deprived of legal force and not recognized by the international community”, as “de facto annexation of the country”.
The resolution was unanimously supported by 91 members of the Lithuanian Seimas.
Earlier Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausea said that he did not consider Alexander Lukashenko to be a legitimate president of Belarus because, according to him, there were no free and democratic elections in this country.