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Monat: September 2016

A hint of change

For the first time since the 2000 election, opposition candidates have been elected to the Belarusian parliament. While this is certainly not a revolution, it represents another step towards the West. Anna Kanopatskaya of the United Civic Party and Elena Anisim, who ran as an independent candidate, were the only…

A parliament without parties, parties without people

A campaign stand of Belaya Rus‘ members in front of Minsk concert hall. Belarus is a unique case in the post-Soviet space: Contrary to all its neighbours, political parties are nearly absent in daily life and they do not play any role in the decision-making process. This situation dates back…