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GMF: Europa-Handbuch: Belarus

Author: Joerg Forbrig
December 6, 2006


Belarus is an outsider in the political culture of Europe, says this guide to the country from the German Marshall Fund of the United States. The report argues that Belarus is politically, economically and socially far cry from European normality. As the March 2006 presidential elections illustrated, Belarus' democratization efforts of the early 1990s have not only ground to a complete halt but have increasingly given way to open dictatorship under President Alexander Lukashenka.

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