Why European Union is watching the Belarus vote
Saturday, 8 August 2020
On Sunday, some six million Belarussians are eligible to vote in the country’s presidential election. Whether they do or not, the outcome is hardly in doubt — the results could show incumbent strongman Alexander Lukashenko winning. At stake isn’t who will win, it’s how will the inevitable victory go down in a nation that has been rocked by months of political and economic chaos — and that was before Lukashenko simply ignored the very existence of coronavirus and behaved outrageously. Instead of a lockdown to stem the pandemic, Lukashenko has suggested saunas or copious consumption of vodka will rid the nation of just under 9.5 million of COVID-19. If that’s hard to swallow Lukashenko, a...
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