OREANDA-NEWS. Svetlana Tikhanovskaya (pictured), who was a former candidate for the presidency of Belarus and the main opponent in the elections of Alexander Lukashenko, called herself "the elected president of the people." She stated this in an interview with the German edition of Bild.

“You know the official falsified figures. Thus, now I cannot officially call myself that. So I am a woman for whom people have voted, "Tikhanovskaya clarified and added that she is the" leader of the majority. "

She clarified that she wants to lead Belarus "to a free and confident future."

At the same time, the politician said that the opposition did not receive assistance from the EU: "We have never received any financial assistance or anything from any European country (...) There are some initiatives that try to help people in the country."

For the third week in a row, mass protests have been taking place in Belarus. Citizens oppose the official election results, in which Tikhanovskaya won 10 percent of the vote and President Alexander Lukashenko, who ran for a sixth term, 80 percent. The current head of state believes that elements of external intervention are visible in the situation. According to him, the coordinators are trying to act in the country according to "the manuals of the" color revolutions "", and the protesters are controlled from Poland, Great Britain and the Czech Republic.