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In Belarus, Lukashenko faces a female challenge

The authoritarian president is scrambling to hang on to power

MINSK – There’s little doubt that Belarusian President Aleksander Lukashenko will win a sixth term in elections on August 9 — but he’s facing an unexpectedly tough fight.

  • Sergei Kuznetsov
  • Politico

Presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has galvanized a normally small and disorganized opposition movement into a powerful challenge against the authoritarian leader.

While opposition protests in previous years were largely limited to Minsk, Tikhanovskaya is touring the country and drawing crowds in places far…

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