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The main Belarusian online media TUT.BY tries to see how well are dressed all of the presidential candidates and how that reflects into their image for the voters.

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April 22, 2016 19:20

Clothes do not make the man. Or do they? The main Belarusian online media TUT.BY tries to see how well are dressed all of the presidential candidates and how that reflects into their image for the voters. Conservative suit for Lukashenka, virtually no make-up for Tatiana Korotkevich and business-casual style for Lebedzka, - what does all of that imply? Find out more here.

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