By not inviting international election observers, Lukashenka made an early statement that he would try to hold onto power no matter what. But he might have miscalculated this time.

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Rasťo Kužel

Rasťo Kužel is a media & election expert with over 23 years of international experience. Since 1998, he has been at MEMO 98, a media-monitoring organization with extensive experience of delivering...