On August 9, Belarus held the presidential election. The election held amid the global coronavirus crisis and the economic decline saw a record turnout (over 84%) with the radical increase of activity of opposition parties in the country.
According to polls commission, acting President Alexander Lukashenko received 79-81% of the votes. Main opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya received about 8% of the ballots, with four percent of voters choosing the “against all candidates” option. 16% of citizens that did not participate in the election is a silent part of the population, which is interested in the stability and thus in fact supports Lukashenko.
This happened despite the fact that opposition organizations, groups and pro-Western activists declared a full mobilization for the presidential election in Belarus. An intense media and propaganda campaign against the acting president was held in local and international media. Opposition forces tried to exploit the existing economic and social problems in the country in order to enforce the possible removal of the president.
Opposition candidate supporters immediately declared that they disagree with results, claiming it was Tikhanovskaya who received most of the votes citing results from three precincts and accusing the authorities of fraud. Opposition supporters started rallies in several cities, including Minsk, and clashes with Police.
For example, pro-opposition sources claimed that a Police vehicle rammed a crowd in Minsk amid tensions with opposition supporters. Authorities did not confirm the incident.
Pro-opposition sources also accused authorities of the full-scalse use of force against them. However, videos and photos from the ground demonstrate that the real number of protesters is pretty low. Nonetheless, authorities introduced significant security measures across the country, deploying police and checkpoints. Detentions of protesters were reportedly made in Minsk as well as in the cities of Gomel, Mogilev and Vitebsk.
Ahead of the election, Lukashenko repeatedly claimed that foreign forces, including the West and Russia, were planning to incite violence on the day of the election and destabilize the situation in the country. The government even detained 33 ‘Russina mercenaries’ that, according to Lukashenko, were planning to conduct provocations and terrorist attacks. This version goes contrary to the open data and confirmed facts. Some sources even insist that this situation became a result of the provocation by Ukrainian intelligence.
On August 7, websites of the State Security Committee (KGB) and the Interior Ministry came under a “large wave” of cyber-attacks, authorities said claiming they were successfully repelled.
It is interesting to note that militarist Russian-language media, including specialized Telegram channels, claim that they are surprised by the reaction of Lukashenko and the increase of security measures even amid the wide-scale support from the population.
The history of various coups around the world demonstrates that the consolidated and well-coordinated aggressive minority can seize power in the event of the soft response of the government to its actions. Such situation happened during the so-called ‘Maidan’ coup in Ukraine in 2014, when an aggressive group of radical nationalists supported by foreign forces exploited the criminal inaction of the Yanukovich government. The overwhelming majority of the population did not support the coup and the further violence that expanded throughout Ukraine. Nonetheless, without a direct action, this was not enough. Similar thing happened in the Russian Empire in 1917. Furthermore, the political, social situation deteriorates after every ‘successful coup’ leading to the increase of violence, ethnic and religious tensions.
Lukashenko learnt the lessons of history and is not going to give his opponents a chance to employ unconstitutional methods to seize power and create a new hot point of instability in Eastern Europe. This is why his personality causes so much concern among the pro-globalist/neo-liberal Euro-Atlantic establishment, and even a part of the Russian elites linked with it.
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A sober analysis.
How can a president if a small country is big and slow and a president of a big country is small and quickly?
Any chance that we get translation from “bacon” language to the language of the ordinary mortals like me…to understand what the hell are you talking about?!
Sorry I have Putin’s phone and Lukasenko’s fingers, I typo a lot.
President Lukashenko is a very good, strong and experienced leader. He will not allow this small minority of Western-funded, anti-Russia, neo-liberal extremists destroy the country and turn it into a US/Zionist neo-colony. Belarus will not become the next Ukraine. Congratulations to the people of Belarus on defeating the color-coup forces at the polls — now defeat them in the streets!
he is hardlines commie. the belarus nation hates bozh lukashenka and putin.
You are typically brainwashed by Western media Zombie. You have no effing clue what are you talking about. Or you are simply some neo NAZI from Ukraine which is even worse.
Lukashenko is a dictator, I know its hard for you to see that. But he and his crones should be in prison.
You cant even garner the support of the people so you have to fake elections. Your better of committing suicide, the world will be a better place without you.
Everything is “fake” as long as it doesn’t have Victoria (Fuck EU) Nuland sandwiches served afterwards huh? I am so pissed with Americans that i would kill them with my bare hands for sticking their filthy noses in the lives of the every East European country!
Stay the FUCK OUT of our countries and our lives you good for nothing Anglo-Saxon whores! We can menage our live nicely thank you! Without having NATO, Soros and CIA breeding down our necks!
Relax. Lukashenko won. Once again, good defeated evil. Those parasites who wanted to destroy the nation and the state were defeated. Now, a regularly elected government must intensify the extermination of that vermin. And those morons who blabber nonsense about “freedom” and “democracy” – there is no point in even spending time on someone who comes from a country like this: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387808/
Things are getting worse with uncontrolled emigration, but still on the level of the stupidity, we have some catching up to do on USA’s stupidity and ignorance.
He is also one of ours. Mazal Tov!
yiu are stupid hater and brainwashed by misciw propaganda. the will of nation is holy thing.
Yeah Soros “will of nation”… I think it is time that you Soros, CIA, NATO bunch had great times having fun on our account now the tables are turning and we will get rid of you in Europe completely and for good !
He is one of our hasbara!
Lukashenko is a dictator, I know its hard for you to see that. But he and his crones should be in prison.
So Belarus needs “freedom” imposed this time by “freedom loving” Belarus neo-NAZI’s and to become thriving and successful nation like Ukraine? If you think that, than you are talking right out of your arse James Adams. Eastern Europe and even planet have had seen too many color “revolutions”. Cut with your “freedom” and “democracy” bollocks story.
Waiting for your little green men :)
Lukashenko won. That’s not a surprise. People doesn’t want to ne western neo colony.
lukashenka (and not lukashenko, you stupid bastard!) falsed the results. and will fall.
Belarus is not a country and unsustainable anyway. It should merge with Russia.
It should merge with Russia.
Ever heard of faked elections idiot?
ever heard of annoying neo-NAZI under moniker “James Adams”?
Happens all the time in the west.
Bush Jr and A.Gore, elections in Florida. Or H.Clinton, who took 2 million votes more, but failed.
Lol, whilst watching how the US are handling their up and coming elections.
People see no difference between him and pro-western puppets, but don’t wish fast and destructive changes. Lukashenko betrayed his own pro-russian electorate by aggressively attacking Russia since last year end. He is disgusting and cannot be trusted anymore. His political opponents even worse and pro-nazist, same as Kiev regime. The choice out of two evils.
fuck you, SF! you are worse then Pravda under Brezhnev!!!
here is the truth! one commitee, wjeb told the real results of elections in thisdepartment
the terrorist omon attacked normal walking people. then came help demonstrants and the terrorist omon runs before people. people = demos. the people republic = democracy. die, lukashenka, die!
putin will end also in this way.
Twitter, Facebook, Goytube and Goolag, tools of the CIA and NSA for propaganda and psychological intelligence operations, goo fuck yourself you POS, we are adamant to U.S gestapo propaganda in here.
Do you really hear yourself? Your an idiot.
I think that he is right on the money …as you Anglo-Saxons would say.
How’s life in military or whichever service you are?
James Adams is probably Iron_Zion. Obviously a fake account created only to troll Southfront (all his comments are SF only)
the demonstrants ARE the people.
you do not know nothing only bark stupidities. lukashenla must go! this is the will of people of belarus.
Both are worse. Belorussia (and Ukraina also) should be a part of united state with Russia, because it’s all russian lands with ethnic russian people.
How does a $oro$ Simpleton/NED regime change protest start?
First they try to educate the kiddies the $oro$ way.
Then they check out the mental health patients base.
Then put in place NED/$oro$ Simpletons politicians, who are easy to coerce or blackmail, owing to lifestyle choices.
Use Statecraft/Integrity Initiative/Open Information Partnership/77th Squadron/General Harding/Common Purpise/NATO/CIA cyber trolls and media disinformation agents to come to the party. Together with journalists from the same disinformation and heavily tax payer funded think tanks and cyber troll farms.
Next, bring in the mercenaries, with sniper experience, then get ready to roll, whilst handing out cookies to the gullable.
How many nations are having problems with NED/$oro$ Simpletons Protests at this moment in time? Including the Lebanon?
Why do they all dress the same, use same symbology, banners/flags and same actions and style, whatever nation the Zombie armies antagonise?
Ukraine Nanzis/ISIS/Daesh/Al Qaeda/White Helmets/Hong Kong Protesters/Anti-fa/BLM or whatever they call themselves today? Who funds them all, including Governments?
They are “people” as ISIS terrorists are people. Not much difference between them: terrorists, bandits, mercs and dumb whores owned by foreign masters… just like you braindead piece of shit.
The text is pure lies. If you know russian language, you should understand it as every russian do, except liars.
Putin is our man! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5354e05c8234699caa600c6074efc3e13dc9f18a88c1e14e33842e178b97b807.jpg
He may be like this, but still better than the West, I hope Belarus fuses with Russia, NATO’s nightmare
Annotation for dummies: you can’t go to the Wailing wall, if you are: a) not a man, b) not wearing kipa (yermolka). The same as woman can’t enter a christian temple without covering hair.
Quoting moronic lies of some polish twitter-shitter fag from London. Only complete imbeciles believe that Mickey Mouse crap. and don’t worry, Putin and Lukashenko will live longer than you, stupid piece of shit.
I love how South Front is running a protection racket for every dictator on the planet. You still haven’t said where your money comes from. Because its not from donations by viewers.
Obviously not everyone will be happy with the results. But Lukashenka is a good tough guy, congrats Belarus.
Fleecing Rabbi + 2 other bots?!? Is that all you can afford America to send us only 3 Jew bots ?!
You are too quick to accuse others of being trolls, son. And too loud.
Read a little bit of their comments from past, get familiar with their thinking, then cautiously test them. It normally takes a couple of months to correctly say someone is indeed, a Hasbarat or American equivalent, because here is also full of mentally disturbed people who aren’t trolls like Jens.
The one you directly named is anti-Zionist, not the other way around. With this childish accusations, you force others to put you in block or ignore you all together.
That was my second advice for you, take it or leave it.
Your “advice” sounds more like warning. Am I to get depressed because Zionist -EVIL and his flock is going to “block me” or he, they already did? I don’t care! I have certain opinion about him which I will not share with you now, and that’s that. I don’t care about him and I don’t even read his comments anyways or care about those other people They were all bubbling all the time “Jew” “Jew” because they have really nothing else to say to me .. After all that I don’t effing care how they will call me or what they think about me or will they block me. In the last thread that NAZI “Fleecing Rabi” with Jew photo, accusing me again of being Hasbarat, Shlomo, Jew acted like 100% anti -Russian troll by up-voting anti-Russian posts and posting anti Putin photos. He is dead for me now and I don’t give fuck who he really is. Maybe you people think that you are super sharp but I can smell when somebody is
anti-Russian (even if hiding) and that is all that counts for me. I know perfectly well that Russia doesn’t have many sincere friends on this forum and I want to take my distances from many people.
Majority of you are obsessed by the Jews (Jews I don’t like and I don’t like Israel but I am not obsessed with them) So think what you want and do what you pleased I can perfectly live that
we agree to disagree.
I am pro-Russia I have that high and with pride ! Thanks for your attention.
Advice was invented specifically to not be taken, so all is good.
I won’t meddle in your affairs anymore and I’m sorry I did this mistake twice already. Good bye.
Glad is back in and no doubt the NED/$oro$ Simpletons have got more planned in the style of ‘Ukraine Maidan’. Only this time the world is waking up and getting bored of their antics.