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Lukashenko’s Ceauşescu Moment?

Within the space of just a few days, Belarus's dictator-president, Aleksandr Lukashenko, has lost the support of just about everyone, not least his working-class base. With the last holdouts in his regime surely fearing for their future, Lukashenko is quickly running out of options.

MINSK – At some point, all dictators start to believe their own lies. Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko is a case in point: he is now behaving as though he really did win 80% of the vote in an election that he himself ensured was rigged.