Do Belarusians Still Want To Execute Criminals? Chronology Of Public Opionion On Death Penalty

During his visit to Austria, Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko spoke on the abolition of the death penalty, arguing that public opinion has not changed since the 1996 referendum. “We often conduct opinion polls on the death penalty. Nothing has changed since the referendum took place,” the head of state said in Vienna. Perhaps Alexander Lukashenko was misled – the changes were recorded both by independent and official sociological studies. 1996 referendum The second referendum in the history of independent Belarus was held on 24 November 1996. Among the questions put to the vote by the president was the abolition of the … Continue reading Do Belarusians Still Want To Execute Criminals? Chronology Of Public Opionion On Death Penalty