His critics describe him as Europe’s last dictator. Alexander Lukashenko, who has already been President of Belarus for 26 years, is set to rule for a sixth term.
Official results from Sunday’s election say he won by a landslide. But the opposition says the election was rigged.
Lukashenko’s pre-election popularity fell because of his handling of coronavirus and economy.
He faced his toughest election challenger so far – Svetlana Tikhanovskaya.
The former teacher and stay at home mother with no political experience attracted huge support.
That was despite crackdown on election rallies.
So, how different is the election this time?
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Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko or Alyaksandr Ryhoravich Lukashenka is a Belarusian politician, who has served as president of Belarus since the establishment of the office 26 years ago, on 20 July 1994.
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Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus and formerly known as Byelorussia or Belorussia, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Its capital and most populous city is Minsk.