Belarus poised to re-elect the "last dictator in Europe"

October 11, 2015 3:41 AM

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Belarus poised to re-elect the "last dictator in Europe"

MINSK Belarussians head to the polls on Sunday to cast their vote in presidential elections all but certain to re-elect authoritarian incumbent Alexander Lukashenko for a fifth term.

Lukashenko's re-election five years ago led to mass protests and the imprisonment of leading opposition figures, but support for his 20-year-old regime has risen after he cast himself as the guarantor of stability in the face of economic crisis and a pro-Russian separatist conflict in neighbouring U...

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