The Belarusian president has told striking workers there will be no elections until opponents kill him.
Protesters across the country have made it clear they want Alexander Lukashenko out.
However, he has said he might be willing to redistribute power, but he would not do it under pressure.
Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Jamjoom reports.
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Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko or Alyaksandr Ryhoravich Lukashenka is a Belarusian politician, who has served as president of Belarus since the establishment of the office 26 years ago, on 20 July 1994.
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Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus and formerly known as Byelorussia or Belorussia, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Its capital and most populous city is Minsk.