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Prezidentské volby v Bělorusku 2006 aneb Lukašenkova hra na legitimitu
The 2006 Presidential Election in Belarus, or Lukashenka’s Play for Legitimacy

Author(s): Petr Hlaváček
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Mezinárodní politologický ústav Masarykovy univerzity v Brně
Keywords: Legitimacy; Lukashenka; Non-democratic regime; Opposition; Post-Soviet Belarus; Belarussian Presidential election 2006

Summary/Abstract: The article deals with the latest presidential election in Belarus in March 2006. More specifically, the aim of the text is to focus on its legitimization function in the context of Lukashenka’s non-democratic regime and its stability. This goal is based on an assumption that the election’s role lies not only in its formal, but also in its factual confirmation of the regime legitimacy. An assessment of this presumption is made by means of an analysis of the formal setting of the election and its administration, by definition of the role of participating actors (governmental, formal and factual ones) and the Belarusian electorate, and by the final categorization of confirmed legitimacy.

  • Issue Year: XIV/2007
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 15-32
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Czech