IIEA: What next for Belarus?

31 August 2020

In his webinar presentation to the IIEA, Charles Grant, director of the CER reflects on the widespread demonstrations and strike actions across Belarus which have greeted Alexander Lukashenko’s contested re-election as President, an office he has held since 1994. The election took place without independent monitors and has been widely decried as rigged with the main opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, arguing she received more than 60% of the vote, despite only 10% being recorded by Belarussian authorities. Mr Grant also assesses the current state of play and looks ahead to the next steps as the situation continues to escalate.