The key role of workers in Belarus’ post-electoral upheaval

This briefing from UK think tank the Foreign Policy Centre looks at the recent Presidential election in Belarus.

The 2020 Presidential election in Belarus has turned out considerably different from previous elections. The assault on democracy during the run up to the elections was pretty standard: candidates excluded, harassment of the opposition, a rigged ballot. There were no international observers, and the state-controlled electoral commission announced that Alexander Lukashenko had been re-elected with 80 per cent of the vote. He looked set to continue the 26-year rule, which has seen him called ‘Europe’s last dictator’.

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