There was never any doubt who would ‘win’ Belarus’s presidential election. But the country is undergoing profound changes – which pose dilemmas for both Russia and the EU. Is this email not displaying correctly?
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Lukashenka fights for survival
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CER podcast: A rigged election in Belarus: Can Lukashenka cling to power? Can the EU and Turkey avoid more confrontation?
By Ian Bond, Charles Grant, 12 August 2020 By Luigi Scazzieri, 10 August 2020
Lukashenka has rigged his re-election as president of Belarus, and begun a violent crackdown on protesters rejecting the result.  Tensions between Europe and Turkey are rising. The EU should forge a firm common stance with London and Washington, while keeping the door open for better relations.
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