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Belarus Elections: Invisible, But Not Trivial


Photo by Serge Serebro
In what may well qualify as their country’s most invisible election ever, Belarusians went to vote for a new parliament last Sunday (11 September).
Only once the polls closed did the ballot draw broader attention: for the first time in over a decade a pair of opposition-minded candidates made it into the House of Representatives.
In the tightly knit autocracy of Aleksander Lukashenko, such a surprise result hardly reflects a free and fair vote, a verdict OSCE monitors denied to this latest election as to all others since 1994.
Instead, the appointment of two independents to the submissive assembly follows …read more

Source: The German Marshall Fund of the United States

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