25 years of Lukashenka’s rule bring neither ‘bright past’ nor confident future

Almost exactly 25 years ago, on July 10, 1994, Alyaksandr Lukashenka triumphantly won the second round of the first presidential elections in Belarus. An MP from the countryside with the image of a Belarusian Robin Hood defeated Vyachaslau Kebich, a nomenklaturist the masses became tired of.