“Come on, man, act strong” – Chavez
Hugo Chavez, the president of Venezuela, is sure that Alexander Lukashenka needs victory to preserve unity between his country and Belarus - BelaPan. That's why Chavez wished him success in the coming elections.
"Alexander I've read, that you're on the way to re-election, - Chavez said. - Come on, man, act strong, don't let them [opposition] return to power, as well as here, in Venezuela."
In one of the interviews Chavez explained that Lukashenka's re-election is necessary as "we must preserve independency and unity between us."
Hugo Chavez has visited Belarus four times; Alexander Lukashenka has been to Venezuela twice, most recent visit - in March 2010.