Friday, October 09, 2015


Lukashenka's Longevity Recipe: Belarus Ruler Uses Force, Guile To Maintain Grip

Since Alyaksandr Lukashenka came to power in 1994, he has defanged parliament, muted the media, and pushed political foes to the margins or driven them into exile.

October 09, 2015
No leader in Europe has ruled longer, and Alyaksandr Lukashenka is poised to extend his presidency for five more years when Belarus holds a presidential election on October 11. The vote is unlikely to be free or fair, but after 21 years in power, Lukashenka's dominance is so pervasive that he would probably win if it were. More


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