Has Europe's last dictator finally gone too far?
Belarus's economy is closely linked to Russia. Could Putin's support for Lukashenko during ongoing protests be in turn for more integration.
A new survey conducted just before the disputed election, shows how the views of young Belarusians are changing.
People have lost all faith in Lukashenko to fix the country's economy.
Russia's reaction to previous unrest in its neighbours provides clues on how Vladimir Putin may respond to protests in Belarus.
Pres. Lukashenka of Belarus has stayed in power for 26 years by being a master tactician. But he has seriously mishandled opposition protests, says a Belarus-born scholar of Eastern European politics.
State controlled exit poll gives authoritarian president Alexander Lukashenko 80% of the vote.
Opposition candidates have been arrested amid mass protests and a worsening coronavirus pandemic ahead of the August 9 election.