Belarus president Aleksandr Lukashenko yesterday threatened again to "take measures" and "defend the people" if the Constitutional Court sides with the parliament by ruling that the referendum planned for November 24 contravenes the existing constitution. Escalating the war of nerves, Lukashenko warned the justices against "losing their heads for good," and said that a court ruling in parliament’s favor would give him "the legal basis for dissolving the legislature." The Court is scheduled to consider the case tomorrow. (Interfax, October 30)
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