Belarus elections: ‘Europe’s last dictator’ Lukashenko faces toughest challenge yet

//Belarus elections: ‘Europe’s last dictator’ Lukashenko faces toughest challenge yet

Belarus elections: ‘Europe’s last dictator’ Lukashenko faces toughest challenge yet

After 26 years in office, the authoritarian leader of Belarus is facing the toughest challenge yet as he runs for a sixth term.Discontent over a worsening economy and the government’s dismissive response to the coronavirus pandemic has helped fuel the country’s largest opposition rallies since Alexander Lukashenko became its first and only elected president following the collapse of the Soviet Union.Rumblings among the ruling elite and a bitter rift with Russia, Belarus’s main sponsor and ally,…

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