17:46 10 August 2020
Post by: WBJ

Belarusian powershift getting closer

Belarusian powershift getting closer
Source: Wikipedia

If you thought that someone other than Alexander Lukashenka could win the elections in Belarus, you were wrong. He won hard: according to exit polls in Belarus, the current dictator wins the presidential election with 79.7 percent of support; Lukashenka's main competitor, Sviatlana Cichanouska, officially received 6.8 percent of votes. At 6.00 p.m. the turnout was 79 percent.

If you think that everyone has gone over it, you are also wrong. There was a revolution in the streets of Minsk: people protested, there were clashes with the OMON (special unit of the security services), direct fights with the militia. Security services fired rubber bullets, used light grenades and were not peaceful. The night was bloody. Photos of the wounded and videos showing the brutality of the police circulated on the Internet.

However, there were also some positive emotions. During the night, the results from one of the polling stations in Minsk (true) were announced. Cichanouska won 90 percent there, and when the crowd gathered in front of this place heard it, the fiesta started.

Meanwhile, Belarusian presidential candidate Sviatlana Cichanouska said that she won the presidential election on Sunday, and not the incumbent head of state Alexander Lukashenka, the Reuters agency reported.

Cichanouska informed that she does not accept the election results announced by the Central Election Commission because the data obtained by her is not consistent with the announced.

As expected, Belarus seems to have experienced a revolution on par with such predecessors as the Rose Revolution in Georgia, the Tulip Revolution in Kyrgyzstan, and the youngest post-Soviet revolution #MerzhirSerzhin in Armenia. It may turn out that as a result, Lukashenka's regime will finally come to an end. This is obviously important from the point of view of Poland, because Belarus, freed from dictatorship, will naturally become an important trade partner.

(300sekund, PAP

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