In the two years before the elections it is necessary to demonstrate the ability to solve problems to the nation. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement as he appointed aides to the president and authorized the appointment of heads of a number of local executive and administrative bodies on 12 February. The head of state spoke at length about the economic matters the new president’s aides and heads of district administrations will also have to take care of. Speaking about the sociological aspect, Alexander Lukashenko noted that a lot had been done in Belarus to ensure people can live a normal life.