the Elections in Belarus at the weekend was, as usual, a farce. The president of the republic, Alexander Lukashenko, an old-apparatjik, who ruled the country with an iron fist since Sweden won the bronze medal in football at the world CUP, took home more than 80 per cent of the vote.
Oppositionshoppet Sviatlana Tsichanouskaja, who took over the post of the representative, and her husband was arrested in may, was 10 per cent.
the Difference this time is that the belarusierna seem to be tired. Life in Belarus is a sad, poor, and totalitarian. Democracy is a the shop windows. Opinion polls are forbidden, and the foreign minister have failed to agree to a belarusiskt elections since Lukashenko came to power.
in the magazine the Economist magazine compiles its demokratiindex on the basis of criteria such as political participation and civil liberties, and the rights of the lands of Belarus in the location of 150 of the 167, in Cuba, and Myanmar, but all over China.
the freedom of the press is, of course, non-existent, and the economy of sovjetrelik in which the budgets are determined by the government, has been marking time for several years. It is the world's largest economy (the EU), but has a lower average income than that of Ecuador, and Iran. In addition, the the the the.
With a bit of luck, this is the beginning of the end for the regime.
on Sunday, the ”feast” (Lukashenko's words) was the last straw. Protests broke out immediately. Most of the capital city of Minsk, but also in more than 30 other cities and towns. They have been met with water cannon and rubber bullets, and up to 3,000 demonstrators have been arrested. The Internet has been shut down, and the Tsichanouskaja, according to the republic of Lithuania.
Lukashenka appears to be under severe pressure; and with a little bit of luck, this is the beginning of the end for the regime. The character is seen in the military is ruined, or at the very least, that the soldiers on the streets and don't intend to use live rounds against its own citizens.
the EUROPEAN union has called on the dictatorship to respect for democratic rights. The individual heroes of the first moderaten that Gustaf Göthberg is the monitor, on the spot, and in a number of EU leaders are to gather for the special european council meeting in Brussels, in order to map out a clearer course.
Prior to the coronan took over, and made the EU foreign ministers agreed in principle on the implementation of the so-called Magnitsky act, which makes it possible to punish the människorättsförbrytare in a third country to freeze the financial assets of and impose them on travel.
As of the law's chief advocate, businessman Bill Browder, the week, the cut out for Lukashenka and his henchmen. "The EU should speed the process, to get the law in place, and use it a lot. < / span> < / span>
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