With an astonishing 80.23% of the votes in the recent Belarusian presidential elections, the incumbent president — Alyaksandr Lukashenka — has once again secured a landslide victory over his opposition. His sixth consecutive victory, however, was met with mass protests in the capital, Minsk, over the falsifications and electoral fraud that has become apparent in the aftermath of these elections. Yet, despite a history of electoral fraud, Belarusians appear to have had enough of Lukashenka and his never-ending rule, mobilizing in numbers of up to 300,000.

As a response to the peaceful demonstrations, the government employed riot police to disperse…

Artem Kyzym

Student at Vrije Universiteit Brussels. Interested politics and sociology, particularly to do with the European Union, Euroscepticism, Populism and Integration.

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