Belarus to set up emergency procedure for transfering presidential power

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko visits a polling station during the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Saturday that he would sign a decree allowing the transfer of presidential power to the Belarusian security council if he became unable work as president, the state Belta news agency reported.

The prime minister would head the security council, if the president is absent, Lukashenko added.

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