Much opprobrium has been heaped in recent days on the “elective dictatorship” of Alexander Lukashenko and his violently fraudulent bid to secure a sixth term as president of Belarus.
- Simon Tisdall
- The Guardian
Josep Borrell, the EU’s foreign affairs chief, led a chorus of condemnation, rejecting last Sunday’s poll as “neither free nor fair”.
Yet Europe’s righteous wrath and sanctions threats seem a tad confected.
Nobody really expected Lukashenko to play fair.
Democratic reform in Belarus, a…