My position and the state will never allow me to become a dictator, but an authoritarian style of rule is characteristic of me, and I have always admitted it. You need to control the country, and the main thing is not to ruin people's lives.
Statement (August 2003), as quoted in BBC - Profile: Alexander Lukashenko (9 January 2007)
We have rigged the latest election. 93.5 per cent have voted for Lukashenko. But they say it is not a European outcome. We have made it 86 per cent.Alexander Lukashenko
If someone is a lesbian, it's man's fault.Alexander Lukashenko
I wish luck to you and your nation that loves you, as the election results we can see testifyAlexander Lukashenko