The dictator’s rating has fallen incredibly.
At the beginning of this year, it was still unclear who could challenge Lukashenka in the Belarusian political arena. But then the situation changed dramatically, writes the Czech publication iROZHLAS (translated by inosmi.ru).
The coronavirus changed everything, as well as Lukashenka’s stupid decision to ignore the pandemic in Belarus. He called the actions of other countries in the fight against the pandemic “psychosis”, and constantly lied about the development of the epidemic in Belarus and the death toll. Therefore, the people of whom he loves to talk so much have finally railed against him.
Lukashenka also lost his rating because he insisted on holding celebrations in honor of May 9 Victory Day, although even the aforementioned Putin did not dare do this. The worst thing for Lukashenka is that he lost the votes of voters in the periphery, who previously supported him.
Lukashenka’s rating fell unbelievably: opinion polls conducted in late May, that is, shortly after the military parade in Minsk, showed that only three to six percent of voters support Lukashenka (hence the ridiculous nickname “Alex The Three Percent”). At the same time, his main competitors enjoy great confidence of voters: 12% support Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, and more than 50% support former banker Viktar Babaryka.
Lukashenka does realize that his era is ending. According to Russian political scientist Vladislav Inozemtsev, if Lukashenka tries to prevent the victory of these two competitors, then this will almost certainly lead to another revolution in Eastern Europe.