Tikhanovskaya refused to nominate herself in the event of new elections

Former candidate for the presidency of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said that she would not nominate herself in the event of a new election of the head of state.
When asked by the journalists of the Belsat TV channel on August 21, whether she or her husband Sergei Tikhanovsky was going to take part in the new elections, the politician noted that she herself was not planning.
She previously stated that she is ready to become a national leader for her country.
The presidential elections in Belarus were held on August 9. According to the CEC, incumbent head of state Alexander Lukashenko won with 80.1% of the vote. Tikhanovskaya took second place, gaining about 10%.
The opposition expressed dissatisfaction with the election results, protests and clashes with the police began in the country. The protesters, among other things, are demanding new elections.
At the same time, Lukashenka said that repeated presidential elections in Belarus are possible only if the constitution is changed.
Tikhanovskaya herself left Belarus and is currently in Lithuania. The politician called for peace in the country and noted that she would return only when she felt safe.
On August 21, she also called on the Belarusian workers to continue striking and thanked them for their “incredible unity” and “steel endurance.”