Belarus President Lukashenko promises constitutional reform by the end of 2021 but many see a stalling tactic--an effort to ride out persistent protests against a stolen election and his dictatorial rule.
Belarus' #Lukashenko compares being president to being 'a squirrel in a wheel, it is impossible to stop'
Belarus President Lukashenko stopped everyone he thought was a serious candidate from running against him. He let Svetlana Tikhanovskaya run because, as she puts it, "They were sure I was a nobody." Big mistake. She ended up leading a pro-democracy surge.
Belarus' president Alexander Lukashenko presided over a gala ball for young people at the independence palace in Minsk on Tuesday evening.
At this week's Sunday protest, Belarus demonstrators released balloons representing their dreams for democracy despite the efforts of President Lukashenko to puncture them and maintain his dictatorship.
Belarusians are protesting the election of Alexander Lukashenko, who has been president of Belarus since 1994 and has been called "Europe's last dictator." Protesters were met with tear gas, rubber bullets and batons.
"This is what elections in Belarus look like." Clashes between police and protesters erupted in Minsk after Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko claimed a sweeping victory for a 6th term. More @business : #Минске #Беларуси
This is what the protests in Belarus — perhaps the largest demonstration in the country's history — looked like on Sunday as tens of thousands turned out to oppose President Alexander G. Lukashenko. Read the latest.
Workers at Belarus’ MAZ truck factory - perhaps it’s most famous export - chant “leave” and call for new elections. This is President Lukashenko’s base. The ground must not feel so firm below his feet anymore. #Belarus