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EAP Think Bridge - № 2020-21 - Elections in Belarus: international Implications
EAP Think Bridge - № 2020-21 - Elections in Belarus: international Implications

Author(s): Sergiy Gerasymchuk, Ludmila Nofit, Lasha Tughushi, Vadim Mojeiko, Richard Giragosian, Volodymyr Kopchak
Subject(s): Security and defense, Electoral systems, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: PIC Promotion of the Intercultural Cooperation
Keywords: Alexander Lukashenko; 2020 protests in Belarus; Armenia and Azerbaijan conflict; Covid-19;
Summary/Abstract: Despite the obvious irregularities in the electoral process in Belarus and the brutal use of force against peaceful protesters, three out of the five leaders of the Eastern Partnership countries hastened to congratulate Alexander Lukashenko on his victory. The European Union has expressed its traditional concern and has already announced sanctions. And Russia, although it supports the regime, is in no hurry to take action. What did Belarusians expect from their neighbors and Europe? What should the next steps be? And how will the situation affect the entire Eastern Partnership region? Belarus is the central topic in the new issue of our Digest, as well as of the international expert discussion on September 4. Also in this issue: the first candidates and blocs came forward in the upcoming elections in Moldova and Georgia. Quarantine is not an obstacle to the beginning of the electoral process and high-profile layoffs in the anti-corruption bodies in Ukraine. A wedding during an epidemic became pretext for a political scandal in Azerbaijan. Armenia has focused on its national security. All the main events of the month in the Eastern Partnership are analyzed in the Think Bridge Digest. //// CONTENT: Analytica: Border Tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan: Military and Political Implications // Azerbaijan: Authorities’ War on Two Fronts // Armenia: Public Health Crisis Improves, but Defense Concerns Continue // Belarus: Pre-Election Repressions and Economic Voluntarism // Georgia: Opposition Unites ahead of Elections // Is Moldova Still “Learning” How to Be Independent and Democratic? // Ukraine on the Brink of New Political Season // Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum News

  • Page Count: 25
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English