Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says country to hold referendum on constitutional changes

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko delivers a speech during a swearing-in ceremony in Minsk, Belarus.

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Thursday the country would hold referendum on constitutional changes, the Belta state news agency reported.

Lukashenko, who has faced weekly protests since claiming victory in an August 9 election his opponents say was rigged, did not say when such a referendum would be held.

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