Introduction

The period from December 2010 to December 2011 could not have brought a starker contrast to the economic situation of ordinary Belarusians and their perceptions of their economic well-being. By the end of December 2010, Aleksander Lukashenka commemorated sixteen and a half years in power, and was ce...

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Published in: Living the High Life in Minsk p. 1
Main Author: Margarita M. Balmaceda
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: Central European University Press 02-10-2014
Edition: NED - New edition, 1
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Summary: The period from December 2010 to December 2011 could not have brought a starker contrast to the economic situation of ordinary Belarusians and their perceptions of their economic well-being. By the end of December 2010, Aleksander Lukashenka commemorated sixteen and a half years in power, and was celebrating another 80-percent victory in presidential elections which, by all accounts, were far from free and fair. The short-lived election campaign, with unprecedented levels of media access for opposition candidates, suddenly came to an end. On the very night of the elections, with heavy-handed repression of those protesting against the voting manipulation, and
ISBN: 9786155225192
6155225192
DOI: 10.7829/j.ctt5hh00j.6