Belarus's elections have regularly been criticized as being neither free nor fair and in March 2006 Lukashenka won a whopping 83 percent of the vote.
Later that year, Lukashenka -- cavalier to the end -- joked that he had actually won a greater share of the vote, but he had reduced it to a more acceptable "European" figure.
In the cartoon above, from our Belarus Service's De Les, Lukashenka offers Berlusconi some Belarusian spaghetti along with a glass of "Dialogue wine."
As one reader suggested, the cartoon should be captioned: "He swallowed it down."
-- Belarus Service/Luke Allnutt