Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Belarus Rising?

Belarus recently held a rigged presidential election in which Alexander Lukashenko was "re-elected" to the presidency. The people of Belarus; however, after seeing results in the Cedar, Orange, and Purple Revolutions, have taken to the streets protesting the fraudulent results.

The problem has been brewing for some time now. Belarus is frequently called Europe's last dictatorship. Lacking membership in either NATO or the European Union, the only reprieve for Belarus is aide from Russia. Russian President Putin has had no trouble in the past dealing with dictators and the present is no exception. The international hope is that the Belarus people will be able to oust Lukashenko and Belarus will finally be able to globalize.

Bloggers, from both Belarus and internationally, have been covering the on going developments.

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