World / Politics Oct 12, 2015

Lukashenko wins Belarus presidential race with 83.5 percent of vote

In a development that surprised no one, President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus was declared the winner of a fifth term Monday following an election campaign boycotted by the opposition. Lukashenko won 83.5 percent of the vote, according to Lidia Yermoshina, chairwoman of the Belarusian Central ...

Belarus vote sets stage for Putin duel with EU

World / Politics Oct 9, 2015

Belarus vote sets stage for Putin duel with EU

For an election deemed unnoticeable by international observers, there will be plenty of global attention when Belarus votes for president on Sunday. Incumbent Alexander Lukashenko, 61, is seeking his fifth term against a fractured and weakened opposition, with the country besieged by economic turmoil and ...