Belarus embattled president Alexander Lukashenko has declared that the country will not have new elections except he is killed.
This is according to videos posted online by local news outlets.
Lukashenko made the comment while visiting Minsk factory Monday, where he was booed and a group of workers chanted leave in unison.
Report say this is yet another sign that the strongman’s traditional support base is crumbling after he claimed victory in disputed elections earlier this month.
The embattled strongman who has been in power for 26 years is facing renewed waves of pressure from inside and outside the country, after fresh strikes by angry hecklers.
International condemnation and a direct challenge to his position has left him clinging to power.