Authorities present voting for Lukashenka as the only alternative to losing independence

April 22, 2016 19:18

Authorities try to tie the independence of Belarus to the person of Alexander Lukashenka – writes Paulyuk Bykouski, a well-known political commentator.

According to the polls, the majority of Belarusians will support Lukashenka at the election. So why coming up with new election strategies?

According to Bykouski, the reason is Lukashenka’s intention to avoid the second round of elections. If there will be a second round, then current sparring partners turn into real candidates. The very fact of the second round is dangerous to the regimes as it raises important questions about the basis of the current model.

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April 22, 2016 19:37

The Russian side is grateful to Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko for his decision to go to Russia as the visit after the presidential election, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Belarus Alexander Surikov said in an interview with the STV channel, BelTA has learned.

“We are grateful for this decision,” the Ambassador said.