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Belarus’s parliamentary elections: Déjà vu?


Written by Naja Bentzen,
After 22 years in power, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko’s camp can expect yet another victory in the 11 September parliamentary elections. The weary Belarusian opposition is no threat to the iron-fisted president, who represents stability in uncertain times. What is new, however, is that Lukashenko, who is increasingly trying to balance his relations with the West and Russia amid on-going economic woes, seems worried about the growing presence of pro-Putin forces in Belarus.
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Belarus became an independent republic following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. According to the country’s …read more

Source: European Parliamentary Research Service Blog

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