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The Belarus regime’s insistence on stamping out every manifestation of dissent, no matter how minor, is only matched by the determination and resilience of ordinary people who continue to mock and defy it.
Opposition protests continue and there are signs they are beginning to have an effect both inside and outside Belarus.
Donald Trump takes leaf out of autocrat playbook by falsely declaring victory before all votes be counted.4 min read
By falsely declaring victory in the US Election before all votes be counted, Donald Trump takes leaf out of autocrat playbook. Dr Natasha Lindstaedt explains that, indeed, prematurely declaring election victory is a hallmark of non-democratic regimes.
Belarus’s economy is closely linked to Russia. Could Putin’s support for Lukashenko during ongoing protests be in turn for more integration?
Depend upon it, if Alexander Lukashenko had been minded to stage a re-election convention instead of just going ahead and winning by a landslide, the Belarusian strongman would have modelled it on Donald Trump’s 2020 event.
Russia’s reaction to previous unrest in its neighbours provides clues on how Vladimir Putin may respond to protests in Belarus.
Belarus election: Contested result sparks massive unrest as Europe’s ‘last dictator’ claims victory.5 min read
State controlled exit poll gives authoritarian president Alexander Lukashenko 80% of the vote. Thousands of people outraged with the results of another rigged election have taken to the streets.