Elections in Belarus are traditionally administrative rituals. However, amid growing tensions with Russia and increased discussion of a future presidential transition in Minsk, the upcoming Belarusian parliamentary and presidential votes may be the start of cautious political change in the country. Belarusian elections have long been predictable. This time, however, things may be different, Carnegie Moscow Center expert Artyom Shraibman writes. In November, Belarus will hold a parliamentary vote and, in mid-2020, President Alexander Lukashenko will be elected to his sixth term. Minsk finds itself in conflict with Moscow over bilateral integration. Meanwhile, there is the new talk of a … Continue reading Opinion: Could 2020 Elections Be The Start Of Cautious Political Change?
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