Sincere support of the candidate unblemished by Soviet nomenklatura came from may sides. Twenty-three years ago, Prime Minister Kebich, leader of the BPF Zyanon Pazniak, as well as former chairman of the Supreme Council Stanislau Shushkevich all promised to restore order in the country. The younger presidential candidate, however, was sounding the alarm claiming that the country was on the brink of disaster.
He secured a landslide victory through criticism
Understanding that the new president is not taking the country out of the Soviet past, but rather attempts to stay there, came later, said Anatol Lyabedzka, who in 1994 supported Lukashenka.
In addition, 23 years ago the future president denounced corruption in the Supreme Council and forced its chairman — Stanislau Shushkevich — to resign because of alleged stolen boxes of nails. Over 80% of the voters voted for Lukashenka, but today very few of the surveyed citizens of Minsk would not change the decision.
By his first victory, Lukashenka secured his long years of political life. Nobody can match Lukashenka in the former Soviet Union in this respect, except Emomali Rahmon and the absolute leader in power Nursultan Nazarbayev.
His hairstyle has improved, suits and cars look better, but nothing has changed in the political field of the country for two decades.
Usevalad Shlykau, “Belsat”