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Standing Up? Belarus Ahead of the Presidential Election

July 15, 2020 at 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Belarus Civil Society Democratic Resilience Elections
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President Lukashenka is facing a society which displays increasing solidarity against the regime, despite its repressive tactics toward opposition candidates and independent media.

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By: Amelia Martin

In the run-up to the Belarusian presidential election in August, unprecedented support for the opposition and protests against government intimidation are drawing international attention. President Lukashenka is facing a society which displays increasing solidarity against the regime, despite its repressive tactics toward opposition candidates and independent media. Few expect the actual election result to be surprising, but the future of the Lukashenka regime has rarely looked more uncertain.

Join CEPA for a discussion on the changing political landscape in Belarus, the factors shaping the future, and what the West can do to support the country’s democracy and sovereignty.

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Speakers:

Katia Glod, Fellow, Russia, Center for European Policy Analysis

Vytis Jurkonis, Project Director, Freedom House

Kastus Lashkevich, Managing Editor, Belarus Service, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

Brian Whitmore, Director, Russia, Center for European Policy Analysis

 

Moderated by:

Edward Lucas, Senior Fellow, Center for European Policy Analysis

 

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