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December 2015Fifth-term blues: Belarus needs reform but its leader isn’t keen, Volume 71, Number 6Author: Artyom Shraibman is a contributor to the independent Belarusian news portal www.tut.by

Alexander Lukashenka, who was known as the last dictator of Europe until the title drifted to Vladimir Putin, has won a fifth term as president of Belarus. After two decades of ruling his country, he now faces an existential choice. Until recently his quasi-socialist economy had more or less satisfied the undemanding Belarusian people. Unlike Ukraine or Russia, Belarus has not gone through large-scale privatization. State-run enterprises produce 70 per …read more

Source: Chatham House

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