Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said he would step down after a new Constitution is adopted, state-owned BelTA news agency cited him as saying on Friday.
"I am not going to shape the Constitution to suit my needs," he is quoted as saying.
"I am not going to be the president once the new Constitution is in place."
Lukashenko has maintained his grasp on power in the former Soviet nation for the last 26 years and met the protests with a violent crackdown.
More than three months after an historic protest movement emerged across Belarus, people continue to take to the streets.
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