Berlin Policy Journal, 14 August 2020, with Nadja Douglas
Belarus’ disputed presidential elections and the violent aftermath has exposed the gradual erosion of trust among young people in the regime.
A new generation of Belarusians has clashed violently with the security forces this week in reaction to what is widely perceived as a rigged presidential election on Sunday. The incumbent, Aliaksandr Lukashenka, was officially declared the victor on August 14, with 80.1 percent, while the promising challenger, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, was attributed just 10.1 percent. These results, which had been provisionally published earlier, have been vehemently disputed.Continue reading