10 Aug 2020

Belarus: Opposition rejects Sunday’s election win for ‘Europe’s last dictator’

Chief Correspondent

As landslides go, winning 80 percent of the vote may seem modest for the man dubbed Europe’s last dictator. That is what the election commission in Belarus has declared for Alexander Lukashenko, who has led the country for the last 26 years.

But opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, wife of a jailed critic, is refusing to recognise the result. Protesters have taken to the streets of the capital Minsk with police using rubber bullets and water cannons.